How do you prevent shin splints?
The shin splint is a nasty and above all annoying leg injury, which means that you sometimes have to rest for weeks or even months. It starts with a creeping pain that is often ignored or not recognized at first. Especially novice runners who (unconsciously) exercise too intensively can be bothered by this at the beginning. In this blog we briefly explain what shin splints are, how they arise and more importantly: how you can prevent them! How do shin splints occur? A bad or even no warm-up and cool-down; Walking too much on a hard surface, which increases the load on the shin more and more; Too "weak" calf muscles; Running too intensively or too long; Walking on old or bad running shoes. 5 tips to prevent shin splints 1. Wear good running shoes running tips for beginners, wearing good running shoes is an absolute must! In order for your feet not to bend "inward" too much while running (also known as overpronation), your shoe needs a sturdy insole that provides adequate support to the arch of your foot. It is best to go to a running specialty store and ask for anti-pronation soles. You can also do a walk test at a running specialty store so that you can be sure that you are wearing the right shoes. 2. Wear compression socks Stox compression socks keep the calf muscles tight against the tibia, making them shake less back and forth while running. However, Stox Energy's Running Socks go a step further than "normal" running socks. These special running socks ensure that your leg muscles have optimal blood circulation while running. They also have a shock-absorbing effect, which drastically reduces muscle damage to the legs. Thanks to the compression, the leg muscles get enough oxygen and waste and moisture are quickly removed. 3. Build your training slowly 4. Do stretching and stretching exercises every day 5. Exercise your calf muscles As you read, with a good pair of running shoes, running stockings and stretching exercises you can significantly reduce the chance of running injuries. Do you have any good tips or exercises yourself?