Advice on shinsplints

matty630

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I had shinsplints for about 4 months, tried getting rid of them with rest, icing and ibuprofen. When i thought i'd got rid of them, began running again and the next day the pain was back down the inside of my shin, it felt like nothing was going to get rid of them. My mum ended up getting in contact with her friend whos daughter's a podiatrist. she then recommended a friend of hers who specialises in what causes shin splints, and getting rid of them. I gave him a call and he assured me he would get rid of them. went to see him he assesed how i stood, ran walked. confimred it was deffo shin splints as i had worries it was compartment syndrome. After he had done all his assesments, he walked into his workshop and made me some insoles while i waited, 2 pairs. shoes and trainers, also he gave me some exercises to do and some physio band to strengthen the muscle that runs down the inside of your shin and foot. I have started running again after about a week of wearing the insoles and doing the exercises and the pain has gone.

Anyone suffering from shin splints, i would highly recommend this fella, or anyone like him. As rest ice and ibuprofen help with pain relief, but unfortunatly doesn't correct your bio mechanics of how you run, walk, and your shin splints wont go until this problem has been addressed. He does a 25% dicount for people going into or in forces, it cost me £140 for assesment, 2 pair of insoles, and physio advise, band and exercises. worth every penny. Anyone from merseyside who would like his contact details pm me.
 

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why couldn't you of posted last week? *text deleted*
I have just been to a podiastrist and treatment has cost me in excess of 300 quid, and I have got to wait for my insoles, good stuff to see them working though! what is the band? and what exercises has he given you?
 

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*text deleted* yeah sorry mate, the band is just a purple band which you tie to a table leg or something sterdy.whilst seated, you then put your foot in it around your bunion joint, as he calls it. then you swoop your foot inwards so you can feel the resistance, and hold for about 30 secs repeat for 5 mins and do both legs, and you can feel the inside of your leg ache which is suppsed to strenthen the muscle. also standing on stairs lowering and raising your heels, but do it really slowly, especially on the way down. do this for about 5 mins. also in work just stand on tip toes and hold for 30 secs. hope this helps
 

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ta fella, got loads of exercises like but always finding new ones out, the insoles really work for you then? I am sceptical of most things now as i seem to of tried everything!
 

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yeah i was scepticle too, felt like nothing would work, still keep thinking there going to come back. give the insoles some time, and if you get given some exercises to do, make sure you do them, they work together. im sure you'll get rid of them, you've done everything you should be doing. Is your pain on the inside or outside?
 

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its proper horrible, can't wait to have rid of them completly, got a week on tour with rugby this week aswell could of done with the rest, but i managed to grab some of the heat moldable insoles, been promised delivery for saturday so hopefully they will sort me out.
 
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