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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2008, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Shin-Splints ?

Hi, recently after playing tennis i have often got pains below my knee and i was wondering if anyone on here suffered from shin-splints. Also as i am not sure if that is the case with me i was wondering what type of pain you recieve and how bad it is and what do you use in order to treat it or aid it ?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2008, 09:36 PM
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Re: Shin-Splints ?

Posted this in your GM thread:

I used to have problems with my shins whilst playing football/tennis, however I realised that it always occurred if I had began a new jogging regime. After speaking to the guy who ran the gym that I went to I was advised to buy a special pair of trainers because having shin problems is often due to the way you plant your foot whilst running/jogging etc. I ended up getting a pair of asics trainers that are made to force you to plant your foot properly; I haven't experienced any problems since.

When you say pain do you experience a burning sensation as if your shins are inflamed?
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Re: Shin-Splints ?

I cannot not really describe the pain , sometimes it feels as though it is like a bruise but there is a constant dull ache and no bruise.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 11:10 PM
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Re: Shin-Splints ?

Yea I've had shinsplints..and i got them when i was peaking with my tennis..(16-17)
It got so bad it neraly became a fracture..
shin splints are caused by repetitive strain on your shins (especially if you play on hardcourts and if your tennis shoes dont complement the way you land on your feet)
the best advice is to rest, get the right tennis shoes and see your sports doctor oh and if you HAVE to play ice your shins before and after the match...

the worst thing is that it can become a repetitive injury..
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