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Shin splints(2 posts)

Shin splintsPaulCL
May 15, 2002 5:40 AM
Got'em in my right leg/shin. Got'em bad. I rode 200 miles last weekend - read:over-did-it. Now I pay.

I'm taking ibuprofen. Icing the area. Stretching the area. It hurts to walk. Anything further I should do?? Will I make it worse by riding?? How long can I expect these to last?? They showed up yesterday.

I haven't had these things since my high school track days.
Expect them for about a week.Quack
May 15, 2002 7:45 AM
The only thing that has ever worked for me is time. Hot baths seem to allow more elasticity to stretch but I wouldn't expect legs to have full range of motion for at least 3-4 days.