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Old 12-01-2006, 05:59 PM   #1
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Can Having Shin Splints Stunt Growth?


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Old 12-01-2006, 07:07 PM   #2
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Re: Can Having Shin Splints Stunt Growth?

Shin splints are an "overuse" injury which includes pain in the front of the lower leg. Runners get them. The pain will go away if you stop running. I don't see how having them could stunt growth in any way.

One approach to treating them is to change the nature of workouts to include different types of activities such as cycling or pool exercises for cardio fitness maintenance. Ice, Anti-inflammatories, an elastic bandage, special stretching exercises and the correct type of running shoe can help. When resuming running, stay on a soft and level surface. Go about 1/2 of your usual distance at 1/2 the usual pace, then gradually increase both over several weeks. And stop worrying about stunting your growth.

Old 12-01-2006, 10:14 PM   #3
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Re: Can Having Shin Splints Stunt Growth?

thanks for reply!!!

Old 12-09-2006, 06:19 PM   #4
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Re: Can Having Shin Splints Stunt Growth?

When I was 14 years old, I had shin splints from running (most of the track season). I was about 5'2" back then and grew until I was 21 and am about 5'7" now, so I would say that you should not have any worries about your growth being stunted. I found that my shoes were causing my shin splints. When I switched over to a better pair of shoes, my pain stopped.

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Re: Can Having Shin Splints Stunt Growth?

great reply

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