How To Foam Roll Out Your Shin Splints

As the weather improves and more and more people are heading outside to run, shin pain or shin splints can be quite common. 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’ll need a foam roller that is a minimum of 1 foot in length. Move into a three-point position, with your hands out front and one knee behind and most of your weight on your hands. Prop yourself up with the foam roller below your knee joint above the meaty part of that shin. Roll over that meaty part and return back. Adjust your hands so that you can move the foam roller further down. Roll from that meaty part all the way down to just above the ankle.

How To Foam Roll Out Your Shin Splints

Foam Rolling Shin Splits

The amount of weight you are put into the foam roller depends on you. You should feel a deep massage but you shouldn’t be in pain. You are foam rolling the tibialis anterior; self massaging it to help the metabolites move out of that muscle. I recommend you do 5 to 10 repetitions on each side. This will decrease the stiffness and the tightness in your shins.

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Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS