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What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Stretches

Shin splints are frustrating for sure! tight heel cords (achilles tendons in the back of the leg at the ankle) can contribute, so doing stretches for that muscle before and after running can help-wall push-ups with legs straight, etc.
See link for that and other suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/d5qxtk4.

In brief: Stretches

Shin splints are frustrating for sure! tight heel cords (achilles tendons in the back of the leg at the ankle) can contribute, so doing stretches for that muscle before and after running can help-wall push-ups with legs straight, etc.
See link for that and other suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/d5qxtk4.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Jack Choueka
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Good shoes

Best thing to do is get good running shoes fitted to your feet.
Stretching before and after running also helps.

In brief: Good shoes

Best thing to do is get good running shoes fitted to your feet.
Stretching before and after running also helps.
Dr. Jack Choueka
Dr. Jack Choueka
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