Shin splints

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  1. BrianFantana

    BrianFantana Active Member

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    I've been jump roping for boxing and immediately after I get really bad shin splints. What's the best way to prevent these?
     
  2. Kotu

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    Stop jump roping.

    How to lose 80 pounds? Cut off your legs.
     
  3. BrianFantana

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    not an option.
     
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    reverse calf raises/make the shin stronger

    Get shoes tailored to your step (over pronation)
     
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    THats pretty common. Most likely its your shoes + you're not used to hte impact yet. Also make sure you're not jumping on hard floor but on a mat.
     
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    make sure you arnt landing on your heels. more common problem with running then rope jumping, but you should be landing primarily on the balls of your feet.
     
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    Stop using shoes all together and strengthen the muscles in your feet so they can absorb the impact.
     
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    this and shin compression sleeves solved my shin splint problem
     
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    everyone else pretty much got it covered.

    i used to get really bad shin splints when i first started running because I had never run or did any foot-impact related activities prior to that ever. an olympian who used to participate in track and field events recommended the reverse calf-raises and a more forgiving exercise surface. I can't tell you how much the reverse calf-rasises helped. it's not like magic though...reverse calf-raises for a day or two isnt going to show results...even 2 or 3 weeks may not be sufficient. I did reverse calf-raises for over 2 months before the shin splint totally disappeared.

    reverse calf-raises = walking around on your heels with your toes/front portion of foot raised off the ground.
     
  10. KM

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    Work out your soleus muscle in your calf. Buy new shoes. Even jump rope with shoes off like the other guy said. That could build good muscle in your feet.

    Shin splints suck soooo much. I would get them a lot.
     
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    I got shin splints when I started muay thai. It really sucked since after roping we would kick the thai bag with our shins a few hundred times. I never found a great solution but they eventually went away after about 6 months.
     
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    :ugh: that sucks dude
     
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