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Oh.... my aching shins!! (Read 1164 times)


The Running Green Girl

    (one suggestion i've heard over and over is to do the alphabet with your big toe. like do one foot at a time.)
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      I am also new to RA and switched from CR. I've had similar shin pain and I did a short series of heal and toe raises that seemed to do the trick. I usually do these right before I warm up but throughout the day works too. 2 reps (15 each) 15 toe raises with your toes pointing towards each other. /\ 15 heal raises with your toes pointing towards each other. /\ 15 toe raises with your heals pointing towards each other. \/ 15 heal raises with your heals pointing towards each other. \/ Hope it helps and good luck. ~Nina
      Standing or sitting or does it not matter?
      I wish my lawn was emo...
        Standing or sitting or does it not matter?
        It doesn't matter. -You might also want to make circles with your foot. When I stretch, I 2 reps doing 5 circles clockwise then 5 circles counterclockwise. -I would also suggest adding a walking warm up and cool down. -Ice your shins after your run or while your getting ready to sleep. -Bengay/Biofreeze can reduce your soreness.

        Vim

          oh you are quite worthy...just not OLD enough.... Shy...just wait until I bring up a Jim Fixx fix....
          Funny you mention Jim Fixx....I *just* checked out his "Complete Book of Running" today from the library...I also finished "Running and Being" by Dr Sheehan a couple months ago...I may not be old enough, but these guys know how to write about running, that's for sure... Shocked
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            Standing or sitting or does it not matter?
            I"ve always done them standing up because you feel your shins working. Whenever and I sit it just feels like I'm working my ankles...which is still a good thing.
              Really? I like doing it sitting down. Feels like more of a stretch to me, at least on the toe raises. Whatever floats your boat, I guess.
                I can testify that toe taps solved my shin pain too. I thought it was shin splints at first but now I suspect those muscles just needed to be strengthened and stretched. Doing toe taps whenever I thought about it at my desk during the day seems to have solved the problem!
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