Injury Prevention

Shin Splints

  • What are Shin Splints?
    • Shin splints are very common and can be very painful at times. When your shins ache or throb after a workout, you most likely have shin splints…
  • How to prevent and rehab shin splints?
    • HERE is a list of exercises and methods to strengthen your ankles, feet and shin muscles.
      • Rest your body. It needs time to heal.
      • Ice your shin to ease pain and swelling. Do it for 20-30 minutes every 3 to 4 hours for 2 to 3 days, or until the pain is gone.
      • Use orthotics for your shoes. Shoe inserts — which can be custom-made or bought off the shelf — may help with arches that collapse or flatten when you stand up.
      • Do range-of-motion exercises, if your doctor or physical therapist recommends them.
      • Use a neoprene compression sleeve to support and warm your leg.

Foam Roller Exercises

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  • Dynamic Stretches
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  • Static Stretches
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Proper Footwear

  • Lots of the local running stores have experts on hand that will gladly give you an evaluation as to which style of running shoe is best based on a gait analysis. If you purchase the wrong type of footwear, it can lead to some pain down the road…
    • Running Fit
      • 5700 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
      • (734) 929-9022
    • Ann Arbor Running Company
      • 2755 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
      • (734) 662-2400
    • Dicks Sporting Goods
      • 3120 Lohr Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
      • (734) 332-6095
    • Tortoise and Hare Running and Fitness Center
      • 2621 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
      • (734) 623-9640