11 Stretches to help prevent shin splints
Shin splints are very frustrating and cause agonising pain, in the end, will ruin your running session or sports hobbies.
We don’t want this to cause any more problems, let’s do something about it and say goodbye to shin splints.
I have some good news for you! we can treat and prevent them with a number of commonly used stretches and exercises.
Before you can begin with exercises, you need to make sure that if you already have them to treat shin splints before doing any shin splint exercises.
Rest > Ice > Compression > Elevation > Referral
The above list should have been done before you start shin splint stretches. Don’t make it worse before you are ready.
we are going to focus on shin splint stretches & exercises you can use for long-term shin splint prevention. This will also help you build the muscle in your leg.
Shin Splint Stretches
DID YOU KNOW? If you warm up your muscle, it will allow them to become more elastic which will help prevent injuries. Doing shin splint stretches is important for an athlete and should take place as part of a good warm-up routine as well as at the end of the workout.
It is also a good idea to set aside time for specific splint stretches 2-3 times a week if you feel the need.
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Here is your list of the best 11 shin splint stretches:
Firstly, get yourself into a kneeling position, point your toes out behind and gently sit back on your heels pressing the tops of the feet towards the ground.
While standing an arm’s length from the wall, put your hands on the wall while keeping your feet and knees straight, then lean forward as far as possible.
Stand with your feet flat and bend your knees forward as far as possible keeping your heels on the floor.
Put your feet flat on the ground and have a partner hold them down. Partner should apply resistance to your toes and you lift them up against the pressure.
Sitting with your left ankle on right knee, apply pressure to inside of your foot (near big toe) with hand, then and turn your foot up and in, using the leg muscles.
In the same position as above, put pressure on the outside of the foot (near little toe) with your hand, and turn foot down and out using the leg muscles.
In the same position as above, put pressure on the top of foot (near toes) with your hand, and lift the foot using leg muscles. Repeat these with the right ankle on the left knee.
Sit on a table or chair attach a weight (a bucket filled with stones or sand works well) around the foot. Without bending your knee move your foot up and down from the ankle – Start light and work up.
Attach one end of a stretching exercise elastic band to the leg of a table or sofa and loop it around the end of the foot. Move your foot up and down and side to side against the band’s resistance. Try to draw the letters of the alphabet in the air with your big toe.
stand erect and raise up and down onto your toes several times. You can make it harder by doing it while standing on a step and allowing your calves to stretch over the edge of the step.
While sitting lower and raise your feet with the heels on the ground as high and quickly as possible for 60 seconds.
This is a great one to do during work days while sitting at your desk.These stretching techniques was provided by Nick