Medial shin splint

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  1. Marky2088

    Marky2088 Barefooters

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    Hi, When I used to run shoes I got medial shin splint went from 5m to 7m in less than a week. I am an over pronater I will make a video and post tomorrow. I ran a mile one day and 2 days later ran 2 miles cause I could. So its been a week since I ran. I was wondering if anyone else who runs BF gets medial shin splints and what they do for them. I have been doing strenght exercises but that was after I was getting main. Thanks, Mark
     
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    Dr. Gangemi_SockDoc Barefooters

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    If you're an overpronator that's why you have medial shin splints. They're really called "posterior" shin splints and are from a weakness in the tibialis posterior muscle when then doesn't support your foot properly allowing for normal pronation. Check out the SockDoc shin splints video. http://sock-doc.com/2011/03/shin-splints-video/
     
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    Marky2088 Barefooters

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    Thanks for the Input. I was streching and dixie cup icing. Great video
     
  4. Barefoot TJ

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    Oops. Don't mention stretching. Dr. G will tell you not to stretch an injury. See his article on the home page Stop Stretching.
     
  5. Marky2088

    Marky2088 Barefooters

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    Yeah after I watch the video I stopped. Been massaging the sore areas and feels much better today. I meant to say I was stretching before I watch the video
     
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    I can't seem to locate that article, although I found it a couple nights ago.
     
  7. jpike1028

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    Just came across this and am very excited by what I have found. I played around with the trigger points and found a couple of spots and worked them out a little bit to much relief of the pain I have been having. How often does one do this therapy? Is it something that is okay to do multiple times daily? It seems as though it would be, but I like to be certain of things before I overdo them.

    Little background, I have had chronic shin splints for the better part of ten years now. They have been so extreme as to flare up when running from my car to my house (less than 50 yards). I have been walking barefoot for a year now and am trying to start running BF, however I got about 1/10 of a mile before the splints flared up again. I am encouraged by the trigger point therapy and am going to see how it helps me on my next few runs. I know I should wait until the splint pain goes away before running again, but is there any specific length of time I should wait for the therapy to "kick in?"
     
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    Jen will come forth quickly, I would think as she has been successfull with the trigger point therapy. :)
     
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    I wanted to answer my own question for anyone else who may come upon this thread. The answer is that trigger point theraPy works gradually over the course of about a week, at least in my experience. I just had my first run yesterday with no shin splint pain at all. I highly recommend trigger point therapy as prescribed by the Sock Doc.
     
  10. Dr James Stoxen DC

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    Shin Splints

    What I have found is that shin splints are usually a result of impacts that are not absorbed well.

    Here are 3 video tutorials that will show you deep tissue treatments to help release some spasms in your foot and shins that may be causing or resulting from this hard landing.

    Video Tutorial #75 The Deep Tissue Treatment Dr. James Stoxen DC Uses For Shin Splints
    Article: http://teamdoctorsblog.com/2012/05/25/video-tutorial-video-tutorial-75-the-deep-tissue-treatment-dr-james-stoxen-dc-uses-for-shin-splints/



    Video Tutorial #80 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates How To Self-Help Deep Tissue Treatment Of The Subtalar Joint Of The Ankle On The Inside.
    Article: http://teamdoctorsblog.com/2011/08/...treatment-of-the-subtalar-joint-of-the-ankle/



    Video Tutorial #81 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates How To Self-Help Deep Tissue Treatment Of The Ankle (Subtalar Joint Outside)
    Article: http://teamdoctorsblog.com/2011/08/...treatment-of-the-subtalar-joint-of-the-ankle/


    Video Tutorial #87 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Self-Help Deep Tissue Of The Ankle Mortise
    Article: http://teamdoctorsblog.com/2011/08/...s-self-help-deep-tissue-of-the-ankle-mortise/


    I also like vibration massage on the entire lower body. This is not some wimpy vibrator you get from a retail shop in a mall This is a therapeutic machine that really stimulates the tissue

    Here is what it sounds like:
    http://soundcloud.com/james-stoxen/...e-a&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=soundcloud

    I am posting 2 articles about how our bodies spring off impacts safely and how to develop the muscles to better resist these impacts.

    How Does The Body Spring Back Safely From Impacts Of Running and Walking?

    http://teamdoctorsblog.com/2012/06/13/video-tutorial-12-is-running-bad-for-knees-how-the-body-springs-back-safely-from-impacts-of-running/

    Self-Tests & Exercises To Reduce Over Pronation and Over Supination From Impacts During Walking and Running

    http://teamdoctorsblog.com/2012/06/18/video-tutorial-28-the-impact-absorbing-landing-muscles-of-the-human-spring-mechanism-testing-and-training-the-spring-suspension-muscles/
     

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