Shin Splints On One Legand deep heat?
Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:26 AM
I ice it after I run but I wondered if application of deep heat later that day might be beneficial?
When I've got shin splints in the past they have been fairly minor and usually the result of increasing km's too quickly, however I have been consistent with my km's for the past couple of months. I don't run more than three or four times a week and total not more than 35km per week.
I'm just wondering if I should take the rest of the week off running (although I still want to do my long run on Saturday), or maybe I should take the next whole week off running?
Support our Australian advertisers:
Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:47 AM
Just like every other part of my body that creaks and groans. Mainly knee issues (both knees) caused by weak glutes. So could be related to that.
sports masseuse told me shin splints are usually caused by tight calf muscles.
Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:27 PM
Perhaps one of your glutes is weaker than the other? You favour one foot? One knee is dodgier than the other? One foot is larger than the other? There must be something different happening in that one leg.
Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:42 PM
Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:50 PM
Posted 17 June 2008 - 03:30 PM
If that it what you have had diagnosed then take the week off, Do the exercises prescibed and try running again next week.
Posted 17 June 2008 - 03:58 PM