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    I've heard getting better soles help. Whats better, soft or gel soles? Heres a site with different soles on pages 1 and 2. Anyone got any advice?

    http://search.famousfootwear.com/?Qu...e+Care+Insoles

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    The vast majority of over the counter pads and cushions will actually cause you more problems than prevent them. The primary cause of shin splints is improper foot fall during the run stroke. These pads and cushions will throw your body out of alignment even further. They may feel good at first but in relatively short order, you'll have bigger problems.

    If you really want some kind of insert to help you, see a podiatrist or a sports doctor. They can evaluate the issues and mold you for a custom pair of orthotics designed to correct your individual problem.

    Most shin splints, however, can be addressed by proper training. Foot fall during the run should be midfoot to toe, not on the heels. Proper stretching and strength training of the lower legs also helps a great deal. Lastly, listen to your body. If you feel splints developing, get aggressive in treating them. Ice, heat and streching are your freinds here. Slow down and reduce mileage until they get better.
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    • #3
      Also find out how your foot falls naturally on the ground. There are 3 choices - land on the outside of the foot (over pronate, I think), land on the inside of the foot (under pronate) or neither (neutral)

      Get shoes made for your style of running.
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      • #4
        It also helps to strengthen the muscles around the shins. I had this problem in the Academy. One of the exercises I do at work constantly and no one notices. Just raise your toes as high as you can for as long as you can, then relax them. Then continue on and off. I haven't had a problem since.

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        • #5
          Rest them, Ice them, and when you can get back train them up.

          You will rarely find someone who runs regularly with Shin SPlints, but be very careful they can lead to stress fractures is you try to train through them.

          Check you shoes find out if you are a pronator or a supinator (sp?) and then get shoes for your stride, inserts are probably no the way to go.

          STRETCH REGULARLY, most people starting out don't stretch like they should and certainly not the shins, it is a different stretch than you would normally do unless you have had this preoblem before your won't think about it.

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          • #6
            I read it on here to walk around on your tippy toes and then on your heals for stretching....it truly works..I haven't had splints since i've read that!!

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            • #7
              First, let me give a run-down of things I've tried to use to combat shin splints, so that I can lead into my question: stretching, ice, heat, compression wraps, compression wraps with ice, new running shoes (New Balance and Asics), and doctor-prescribed orthodics.

              Now, given that I still have severe shin splint issues, I have heard that some people require surgery to remedy the situation. Does anyone know of someone who has had the surgery, and how long it took them to recover? THANKS!
              "You can just go ahead and common sense your way out of this conundrum!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GentleGiant
                First, let me give a run-down of things I've tried to use to combat shin splints, so that I can lead into my question: stretching, ice, heat, compression wraps, compression wraps with ice, new running shoes (New Balance and Asics), and doctor-prescribed orthodics.

                Now, given that I still have severe shin splint issues, I have heard that some people require surgery to remedy the situation. Does anyone know of someone who has had the surgery, and how long it took them to recover? THANKS!
                Have you ruled out that you dont have stress fractures? That is what I had. You need to go to a specialist, not just a regular doc, and have xrays and a bone scan taken. Then the specialist can give you advise based on the results.

                If they are fractures you will need to stay off for atleast 4-8 weeks. If you rule out fractures, you still need to give yourself atleast a couple weeks to heal, with ice, compression, etc. Once healed GO SLOWLY. Here is a great running program for coming back from an injury, it is called the "couch to 5k". Good luck. http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

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