Shin Splints Treatment: The 5 Stretches You Need Brian Schiff, licensed physical therapist, board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist, and certified strength and conditioning coach, shares five exercises and stretches for treating and preventing shin splints.
Gastrocnemius muscle stretch. One of the most important shin splints exercises - to stretch the larger of the calf muscles lean against a wall with the back leg straight keeping the heel pushed into the floor. A stretch should be felt at the back of the lower leg. If a stretch cannot be felt then move the heel further back.
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Although treatment of shin splints is typically multi-faceted, stretching is a great place to start and will relieve symptoms in mild to moderate cases. Just follow a few simple steps to do stretches that will alleviate your shin splints and help you prevent them in the future.
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