This is more or less a general discussion of the topic of lower body injuries/rehab/tips that anyone can post in...I myself have a few things I want to discuss to see if I can shed more light on the topic on a personal level. Here we go:
Im about to turn 18, trying out for college football this upcoming fall.
-Since about 8th grade, I've had lower back pain. I went to PT and came out better, haven't had any major issues since fresh/soph year.
-For years, I've had horrible shin splints..to the point where 5 minutes on a treadmill feels like an army boot camp drill. Not to mention my feet,legs, and back get sore quick.
-This past summer, while running my 40 at a combine, I strained my hamstring. I've done my best to rehab it with the help of the head ATC at my school, but i feel there is still some instability.
-Ive had flat feet since I can remember.
Basically, to sum it all up. I have had issues for a while now. To compensate, I do regular stretching and foam rolling, have orthopedics for my flat feet(dont feel a great difference), eat right, and obviously on a good workout plan. My question to everyone is do you have any tips, experiences, recommendations, or anything at all with ANY of the above topics? I am interested to see what information I can come about. Sorry if this thread is a bit broad -_-