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Old 04-17-2006, 10:43 PM   #1
Josh Goldsmith
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Hello all i recently posted some questions about shin splints that you all chimed in and helped me understand a little more about them. Well i have a couple more questions. A friend who plays soccer told me that a guy on his soccer team gets shin splints bad and what he did was replaced his soals in his shoes with some new ones with a little more padding and an arch support in his shoes. I guess this helped him. My question is would this help me? I know that no-one has seen me run but guessing would be okay. I am resting more and icing alot which is helping alot. I never heard about arch supports. Are they any good? Thanks ahead of time. Josh
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:21 AM   #2
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Better soles/inserts can have a huge impact on shin splints. Splints (forearm or shin) are the result of impact generally. If you can reduce the impact you can reduce the... well, impact.
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:24 AM   #3
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Look into the POSE method . Changing your running style will probably help, you are likely running heel-toe instead of on the balls of your feet. The anterior tibialis must deal with huge eccentric loads when the heel is constantly hitting the ground first--it then starts to tear away from the bone. Ouch.

Note, this method does take work. It deals with a cause, and not just with a symptom.
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