Monday, April 10, 2006
When will the pain stop??
The only way to treat shin splints is the RICE method. Rest Ice Compression Elevation. This weekend i had a lot of rest, elevated them whenever i could, the ice didn't happen as i did not see any swelling. From what i'm reading (on the net) I can cross train with biking and swimming. I'm still hesitant to do this but decided tonight to go to gym and bike a little. That way i'm not in the middle of the city, needing to get home with sore calves while limping, walking slowly and pushing a bike. Not my idea of a fun bike ride, hence the gym it is.
I need to purchase some new running shoes. Any suggestions, i hate trying on new shoes. I am going to Pedestrian (when i can walk without pain) the store watches/measures how you walk, and fits you with the best shoe. They have treadmills in the store so you can test out the shoes before buying.
I'm disappointed that i cannot play our last 2 soccer games, but i know if i continue to run i will further the damage.
Good luck, I know how painful it is (advil is a godsend as it takes down more of the swelling)
I think I too suffer from some sort of shin splints. High impact sports are bad for my poor legs. Too bad I enjoy them soo much! :(
Oh well, biking it is :)