A Simple Way to Stop Shinsplints

Prevent shinsplints, a common injury for walkers and runners, with this stretch.
Dec 5, 2012

Many people experience shin splits—and believe me, they are not pleasant. The front of your shin will feel slight pain with each stride you take. Causes include worn shoes and weak calf muscles.

Consider purchasing a new pair of sneakers, and strengthen your muscles with calf raises: Stand on an uneven surface, such as a step, with the balls of your feet on the step and your heels hanging off of it. Next, lift your heels up so that they’re slightly above the step, which will engage and build endurance in the calf muscle; repeat 12 times.

Answer from certified personal trainer and Sharecare.com expert Jonathan Penney, of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

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