SHIN SPLINTS: Can They Be Prevented?

Photo: by jpo.ct (Creative Commons) If you are a runner and have experienced SHIN SPLINTS, you know how painful they can be and how much they can inhibit your running. The good news is that they can be prevented, and it is actually much easier than treating them once they occur. How To Prevent Shin …

How To Prevent Overuse Injuries With Running

1. Cross train with other forms of cardio exercise, such as swimming, biking, etc.2. Stretch your problem areas (hamstrings, IT band, Achilles, quads, etc). Spend extra time on these targets.3. Avoid progressing too fast when training.4. Correct biomechanical problems through bracing, taping and/or orthotics (make an appointment with your physician to determine if any of …