MIL PT questions

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  1. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    how do you all deal with shinsplints when you PT. i've never had a problem with them until last thursday, now its killing me when i run.
     
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    proper running shoes help...they aren't the end all but they do help.
     
  3. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Start slow. Build up your muscle strength over time. Shinsplints happen when you overexcert your muscles. Do a COMPLETEwarmup before any run, and since you have already damaged your muscles, you need to go light until they no longer hurt - and then ramp up a little at a time.

    I am not a real doctor, but I play one on the internets. :hsugh:
     
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    ElCidKid New Member

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    i did just switch shoes, my nikes were worn out :dunno: but i dont really strech very well before i run either :hs: .
     
  5. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    get a dixie cup and fill it with water then freeze it

    once frozen rip off the top bit by bit and rub it all over your shins

    refreeze when you're done
     
  6. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    what would a "complete" warmup be?
     
  7. JSin

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    Shin exercises, I used to have a big problem with my shins before I strengthened them. Lay out a towel on a smooth floor and then put your feet on it and curl the towel up keep your feet flat and using your toes. Then once the towel is all bunched up under your feet, push the towel back out using your toes. You should feel your shins working. Never had a problem since... and I only did that every night for like a month or 2 about 7 years ago.
     
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    I've actually been having the same problem here lately. Stretching alot does help. But I'll also take some ibuprophen before squadron pc, and that seems to help quite a bit. But the only true cure for shin splints is rest. Which is kinda hard in the military...
     
  9. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Its all inyer head!
     
  10. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Stop being a pussy, take some motrin, and run it off.




    Rest. The sooner you rest the sooner it will heal.
    Apply ice or cold therapy in the early stages when it is very painful. Cold therapy reduces pain and inflammation. Cold therapy can be applied. More information about cryotherapy or ice application can be see in shin splints rehabilitation. Click for more detailed information about cold therapy.
    Wear shock absorbing insoles in shoes.
    Maintain fitness with other non weight bearing exercises.
    Apply heat and use a heat retainer or shin and calf support after the initial acute stage and particularly before training. This can provide support and compression to the lower leg helping to reduce the strain on the muscles. It will also retain the bodies natural heat. Heat causes blood vessels to dilate and increases the flow of blood to the tissues.
     
  11. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I stretch all of my leg muscles, back, arms, stomache, neck, for a good 5 minutes or so before I do any excercising. Then if I'm going to run, I do 5-10 minutes on an eliptical trainer first. It's probably overkill, but I recently recovered from a fractured fibula and I don't want to screw it up. :hsd:
     
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    I feel you man... I'm 2 weeks into an army officer training phase and I got friggen insanely painful shinsplits early on (training started pretty abruptly, I'm in a platoon of people from the royal military college that had gone through a year of running at 5 am, while I had slacked off at my civilian univeristy). Anyway, a guy suggested I put some ice on it and then press as hard as I can on them and eventually it worked (I never quit running, even though I could barely walk for the rest of the day, and it still healed).
     
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    here's a good stretch for your legs ... you simply sit on the bottom of your feet and hold it for at least 25 secs. do it a few times a day but not for too long and it should never hurt.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I had convinced myself of that until right about the time I felt the snap. :hyper:
     
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    stretching them out before and after helps a great deal.

    That and propper shoes.
     
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    There could be a VERY slim chance at this but you might also want to get it X-Rayed. A flightmember started having similar problems and thought they were shin splints. It turned out that he actually had small fractures in his leg and was discharged from BMT for 30 days.
     
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    ElCidKid New Member

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    its not a stress fracutre, i went to the doc the other day.
     
  18. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Stress fractures don't usually show up immediately. They need some time before they show the calcium buildup in the fracture. A bone scan will show them, though.
     
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    thanks everyone for the advice, the streching is working very well and i'm back running pain free!
     
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    eat more bananas and prunes
     
  21. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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  22. dubrocker

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    if you have a job that lets you sit down, trace the alphabet in the air with your toes with your foot off the ground. it helps circulation in your shins. trace the letters as big as you can without moving your leg.
     

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