yestersay i had bad pains in my ankle......right at the joint, on the topside of my foot, and thismorning when i woke up i waws in agony, and the pain has spread up to the bottom of my calf, and when i walk...the front of my shin...
im afraid this could be shin splints, any way of checking?
theres nothing to be afraid of shin splints for, if the hurt bad ice them.
Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
Current Maxes: (May 2009)
Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
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I'm not much of a runner but I would definatly get this checked out by a doctor. However, AFTER whatever it is healed, I would recommend training your ankle extensors (I believe thats what they're called...) Most runners get a muscle imbalance and I believe thats what causes shin splints. For instance, stand up on your toes. This is the motion that you make in running with your ankles over and over and over and over - you never train the reverse motion! (Pulling your toes/foot toward your knee). After it heals, train this rang of motion using an elastic band of some sort.
Stats: 11/15/07-First-meet--2nd Meet----3rd meet
Max Bench: 255---220-----------280------300
Max Squat: 405----395----------440------460
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I had shin splint before and it sucked. It didn't go away until after the season was over. Over the weekend, it healed a bit but when Monday came up, my shins would feel good for a little bit and then it came back during practice, and got worst as the week went by. The cycle continued week in and week out until the season was over. I just googled "shin splint" and a lot of resources say to treat shin splint with rest or decreased training. I don't think you can just brush off a shin splint with ice. Also, continuing training on a shin split could aggravate the injury is what the links said. So if indeed it is shin split, you need some rest. I think it's better to stop any training that aggravates the shins and just let it rest rather than risk prolonging shin splint with some training.
McVein...please do a search in the forums. There are several threads on shin splints, what to do for them and how to minimize them as well as knowing when the problem is brought on by something else (check anthony's posts). Best of luck with things, but with that said, I'm locking this thread.