Can you still workout with shin splints?
Don’t let shin splints stop you from enjoying physical activity.
They can be a slight bump in the road that you can overcome.
While you heal, try activities that don’t stress your shins, such as swimming, cycling, and strength exercises.
What exercises not to do with shin splints?
4 Warm-Up Stretches to Avoid Shin Splints
- Calf Raises. Stand on a step with your feet hip-width apart.
- Hip Rotations. Start by standing and bringing one knee in toward your chest, grabbing your shin with your hand.
- Lateral Side-to-Side Lunges. Start by standing with your feet together.
- Air Squats.
- Other Ways to Avoid Shin Splints.
What exercise is good for shin splints?
6 Exercises That Help Prevent Shin Splints
- Toe Curl. Stand with feet hip-width apart and right foot on a towel.
- Monster Walk. Start standing with feet shoulder-width apart and place a resistance band around your thighs.
- Heel Drop.
- Single-Legged Bridge.
How do I run with shin splints?
If you have to keep running with shin splints, our RW physio recommends you do so on a treadmill, with the incline set to five – the incline means the forefoot has less distance to travel to the floor, meaning the muscles have less work to do. Run for five minutes, then do some of the stretches below.