shin splits and kicking.

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  1. xXJonathanXx

    xXJonathanXx White Belt

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    hey,

    This is my first post here, sadly its injury related.

    I've diagnosed a pain in my shin as shin splits. My question is:

    Can\should I continue kicking? particularly kicks with the shins themselves.

    and have any of you had shin splits? what did you do about it? how did you train around them?

    thanks, Jonathan.
     
  2. Orion

    Orion Brown Belt

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    If it hurts to the point where it's hindering performance, stop doing whatever you're doing.

    Calf stretches, mobility work, and foam roller/tennis ball therapy on the calves/hamstrings/glutes/quads/hip flexors is the best way to get rid of and prevent shin splints. That's if the pain is running/jumping related.

    If it's from trauma from kicking with the shin itself, you need to use a combo of heat and ice, and I suppose the mobility/foam roller work wouldn't hurt either.

    The best choice above all is to see a doc/PT since they can exam you in person unlike the people on an online forum.
     
  3. vince89

    vince89 Banned Banned

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    Shin Splints are not from kicking. If your shins hurt when you are kicking, its something else.
     
  4. xXJonathanXx

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    they don't hurt when kicking. they started when I started doing a jump rope workout every day. How do I do this tennis ball therapy? If its a long explanation perhaps post a link to an explanation?
     
  5. Old Man

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    You are not getting shin splints from kicking. Runners know a lot about that, maybe you would have more luck in the conditioning forum?
     

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