As the weather is getting better, more and more people are heading outside to run. The common that they have is shin pain or shin splints. One exercise that you can try is foam rolling out your shins.
How To Foam Roll Out Your Shin Splints
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You need to have a foam roller. This foam roller is 3 feet. You need a minimum of 1 foot foam roller. You are in a three-point position. Your hands are out front and knee behind. Most of your weight is in your hands. You are propping yourself up. You have the foam roller below your knee joint above the meaty part of that shin, tibialis anterior. You’re going to roll over that meaty part and coming back. You have to adjust your hands where you can or you can move the foam roller further down. You are rolling from that meaty part all the way down to just above the ankle.
Foam Rolling Shin Splits
When it comes to how much the weight you are putting through into the foam roller depends on you. You should feel like a deep massage but you shouldn’t be in screaming pain. It shouldn’t be uncomfortable that you don’t want to do it for a long time. What you are doing is foam rolling that tibialis anterior, self massaging it to help the metabolites move out of that muscle. I recommend people to go through this exercise for 5 or 10 repetitions on each side. This will decrease the stiffness and the tightness in your shins.
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Rick Kaselj, MS