Shin Splint Remedies

Stretching
Posted by T (Dumont, NJ) on 04/19/2008
5 out of 5 stars

In response to the person looking for help w/ shin splints... I had them occasionally when I used to play on my HS tennis team. I learned a stretch that seemed to keep them from coming back and continue to use when I'm jogging. While standing, bend your knee and drag your toes along the floor, preferably without shoes for the best stretch. The top of your foot will be toward the floor. Do this gently, feeling the stretch in the top of your foot, front of your ankle, and up into the shin area. I follow this with a calf stretch (like leaning toward a wall and lowering heel to ground). I see it as stretching the foot, ankle, and lower leg thru full range of motion. Hope this helps.