Overcame chin splints...this is how I did it....

  • mybud

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    Apr 04, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    After a run earlier this last week it happened again...Shin Splints...this was after changing my running shoes....doing foot exercises and stretches...I talked to a friend who runs long distances..marathons...( Me?...at best I run 30 to 35 miles weekly when weather permits). He observed me while running...He called me over and informed me I was running...leading hard on my toes...causing stress on my limbs...He went on to tell me I should running with most of your weight on the balls of your feet( my heels)...Today...I ran 4 miles...I concentrated on leading with my heels then toe...Bam....Problem solved...I just wanted to share this so others who suffered like I did give this a try...Remember focus on leading with your heels...take it slow at first...over time ran your desired routine....Happy trails...ha....BUD
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    Apr 04, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    Chin splints? Ow. Do people get those from getting cock slapped too many times?
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    Apr 04, 2011 4:42 AM GMT
    Chin splints! If you have multiple chins, does it hurt even more??
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    Apr 04, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    thanks for sharing mybud! It is a little thing to notice that makes a big difference.
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    Apr 04, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    mybud saidAfter a run earlier this last week it happened again...Chin Splints...this was after changing my running shoes....doing foot exercises and stretches...I talked to a friend who runs long distances..marathons...( Me?...at best I run 30 to 35 miles weekly when weather permits). He observed me while running...He called me over and informed me I was running...leading hard on my toes...causing stress on my limbs...He went on to tell me I should running with most of your weight on the balls of your feet( my heels)...Today...I ran 4 miles...I concentrated on leading with my heels then toe...Bam....Problem solved...I just wanted to share this so others who suffered like I did give this a try...Remember focus on leading with your heels...take it slow at first...over time ran your desired routine....Happy trails...ha....BUD


    ima try this because ive actually had Shin Splints from running.
  • mybud

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    Apr 04, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    Holy shit...OWNED...Shin..........
  • mybud

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    Apr 04, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
    at least I got responses......
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    Apr 04, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    mybud saidat least I got responses......


    I though it was hilarious .... and I know you totally meant to do that... yep lets go with that ^^.
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    Apr 04, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    I was going through the same problem last year: shin, not chin, lol. But I got rid of them by getting ye right type of running shoes. They were pricey, but I run a lot better now.
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    Apr 04, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    I'm a toe runner too. I had shin splints in college, and then I stopped running for over a year (for some reason I don't even remember). They haven't bothered me anymore since I started running again.
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    Apr 04, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    I run on the balls of my heals and still get shin splints. Have had them for the past 3 weeks maybe? I don't run for workouts because I hate running, but when I play volleyball, I warm up with a little bit of running and run on the balls of my feet... and still get shin splints. Though I heard from a colleague that if you are sitting down at a desk at work, or just not really doing anything, foot taps help get rid of shin splints. You can do like 3x100 foot taps. I've had a little bit of success with them, but only been doing them for like 2 days.
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    Apr 04, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    chin splints... cock slaps.. lol I love it.

    Ive never had shin splints. Coaching cross country I know people that have had them. There are things you can do but I dont remember them. Find a good site. The prognosis doesnt look that good though as they come back I think. The two guys I know that had them were a little over weight. The one was chubbier and the other guy was more muscular for a runner like me, but I never got them. It could be your shoes..and form as allathlete just said.
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    Apr 04, 2011 5:07 AM GMT
    Allathlete saidI run on the balls of my heals and still get shin splints. Have had them for the past 3 weeks maybe? I don't run for workouts because I hate running, but when I play volleyball, I warm up with a little bit of running and run on the balls of my feet... and still get shin splints. Though I heard from a colleague that if you are sitting down at a desk at work, or just not really doing anything, foot taps help get rid of shin splints. You can do like 3x100 foot taps. I've had a little bit of success with them, but only been doing them for like 2 days.


    Ya man....I do this exercise where your write out the ABC's using your toe...I continue to do this...
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    Apr 04, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    FearTheFall saidChin splints? Ow. Do people get those from getting cock slapped too many times?


    I totally read thought the same thing - I said to myself I thought that was lockjaw :p

    God forbid I add anything valuable to the actual post of the OP.
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    Apr 04, 2011 7:03 AM GMT
    If that doesnt work, soak and ace bandage in rubbing alcohol and wrap it around your shins. leave them on for about 20-30 minutes. Do that a few nights in a row and you will notice them starting to go away. Ive had shin splints chronically for years and after I tried this I have never gotten them again.
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    Apr 04, 2011 7:07 AM GMT
    toe slapping can cause shin splints but MTSS or compartment syndrome can be many other things

    to the readers.... dont try this, theres a chance it will get worse doing this exercise

    see a useful pro
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    Apr 04, 2011 7:19 AM GMT
    shin splints are different for each person, I believe. causes could be shoes, technique, etc. For me, the more I led with my heels, the worse mine became. As soon as I focused on toe-forward running, mine are practically non-existent.
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    Apr 04, 2011 9:41 AM GMT
    Oh and ps the balls of your feet and your heels are 2 different things and on opposite ends of the foot. Lol just thought I'd clarify that.
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    Apr 04, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
    FearTheFall saidChin splints? Ow. Do people get those from getting cock slapped too many times?


    I thought I was going to have to stop shaving...
  • Ironman4U

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    Apr 04, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    Actually, the proper way to run is NOT on toes or heels but to land on the mid-sole or ball of your foot. Heel strikers have other issues (I was one for many years). The best way to adjust your gate is to have a professional look at it. But you can also do barefoot striders...so you can feel where you land.

    The medical definition for ball of foot:
    The padded portion of the sole of the human foot between the toes and the arch, on which the weight of the body rests when the heel is raised. ...
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    Apr 04, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    I concur... Heel is bad and led me to have stress fractures on both legs. The "balls" are basically the underside of your toe knuckles!
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    Apr 05, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    Landing on your heel can cause a lot of problems too. I think avoiding injury is more about improving running efficiency and biomechanics which can be helped by a proper warmup, stretching, strengthening, and form drills.

    I used to be a really bad heel striker, and landing around the midfoot and maintaining a fast cadence is just so much gentler on the body.