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2003/12/23 11:01:18 (permalink)

bandaging shin splints

Will bandaging tight help alleviate shin pain. I suffer from it whenever i put weight on but I cant really stop any impact for any length of time. It varies from session to session so its not like an injury thats getting worse, some days it'll be almost ok and others my shins will feel so bruised they hurt to even touch. So if i wrap them, will it help. I need to start getting my fitness up again. :/
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2003/12/23 11:21:13 (permalink)
    When my mate had them he got some pads froms the chemist which he put in the heel of his shoes which relieved the stress on the troubled tendon.
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2003/12/23 13:32:33 (permalink)
    GBL, in my experince. no it wont. if you have shin splints, rest up very well. [by that i mean do non impact exersize for a while]

    i have been in the paras [albeit only for several months], and have many friends in both the marines and paras, all give this advice after week after week of long sh.tty bergen runs up hills.
    -make sure your footwear is spot on,
    -rest well and stretch.
    and if it isn't too painful try strengthening the muscle that runs down the front of the shin by rasising your toes skyward [if that makes sense] and add resistance when nessecary.

    i have written an semi-article on footwear [begginers forum], see if that helps.

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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2003/12/23 15:21:55 (permalink)
    i know that rest is the obvious answer, but the problem is its something that happens very frequently, i would have to stop impact at all times except during a cut!

    My trainers are checked and okayed by an orthotic guy, and othertimes I'm barefoot but on padded floors so i have plenty of cushioning. I've had my feet looked at and the lower leg imbalances are due to having flat feet so it seems like its something I just need to try and work around. If i rest then they dont hurt but the moment i start up anything again the pain is there....like yesterday, I havent done any impact for at least 3 weeks..thought i was fine until i took the first running step on the treadmill...ouch...pain was really bad..all because i had put a little weight on... so i dont think resting helped at all, it just put the condition out of my awareness!
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2003/12/23 15:38:14 (permalink)
    The problem is that if you continue with shin splints as far as i know they can contribute towards the formation of hair line fractures, and other problems.
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2003/12/23 15:53:27 (permalink)
    i know..i know....i guess what i'm trying to say is it doesnt seem to depend on whether i rest them or not, they are just THERE lurking for whenever i get heavier....so i thought strapping them might help....well i was hoping....oh dammit I guess I'm never gonna get the answer I want am i? Am I going to have to accept it as a fact that when I'm over 8 1/2 stone I cant jump?
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2003/12/23 20:01:15 (permalink)
    gymbabeliz i used to suffer with them a lot too and stretching helped me :) when you stretch each day raise your toes towards your shins for 20 seconds to contract the Tibialis anterior and stretch your calfs . This really helped me, like i said though you do have to actually contract the muscle to raise your toes not just leaning i hope this helps ;)
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2003/12/29 17:35:41 (permalink)
    GBL, i have just read an old article ina book of mine on shin splints and a much more severe form of it called [something i cannot remember] i will type it out and post it up soon.
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2003/12/30 13:13:44 (permalink)
    thanks rob, i've seen a physio now and he has already given me the bad news....he explained why I always get them (feet 8 degrees off line), how bad i have them and my options ...to answer my initial question, no bandaging wont help!

    In theory i need to get orthotics, rest them for 8 weeks for the bones to heal, and then they shouldnt come back. In practise because he knows my competition timings I need to get the orthotics, ice them 3 times a day, and hope they dont fracture. Nice!

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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2003/12/30 15:53:48 (permalink)
    sorry to hear that GBL. best to take his asvice [glad to see it was along the same lines as mine].

    what do you compete in, and what are your pb's in that said sport.
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2003/12/30 16:03:50 (permalink)
    i'm going to do fitness which is one of the female bodybuilding categories, i havent competed yet, the reason my shins are suffering is because the routine has to have gymnastics elements in it, so i've been continuing with gymnastics which obviously involves a lot of impact. I'm hoping that when my weight comes down a little it wont bother me so much.
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2003/12/31 15:24:29 (permalink)
    best of luck
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2004/01/04 20:10:19 (permalink)
    gymbabeliz is the pain on the inside of your shins or is the pain your Tibialis anterior on the outside of your shins???
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2004/01/04 20:31:16 (permalink)
    inside, apparantly my feet collapse inwards by some 8 degrees so things are out of alignment there. The orthotics should correct it though.
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    RE: bandaging shin splints 2004/01/06 14:56:39 (permalink)
    gbl padiotrist orthotics seem to work well and dont take as long as youd expect.
    for anyone else i'd not recommened bandaging shin spilnts
    as it a raised volume in intastical space of the facial compartments and badngign will compresse further and not help imo
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