Feb 02 2011

Winter Blues

Published by at 2:41 pm under health

I, like many, will be glad when this winter is over. I have enjoyed not being able to do yard work but I am almost looking forward to weeding and mowing grass.

I have been walking on my treadmill pretty regularly. I have surprised myself on how good I have been doing on making myself get down to the basement so I could walk. So, as payment for trying to stay fit, I now have shin splints. At least, that is what I think is causing my leg to hurt. I have been doubling up on ibuprofen and took a hot bath this morning. The bath gave me a chance to soften a patch of eczema that has been cropping up. Sorry. TMI, I know.

So, has anyone had experience with shin splints? What can I do to make the pain go away?

3 responses so far

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  • 3 Responses to “Winter Blues”

    1. Lynne on 02 Feb 2011 at 5:53 pm

      Taylor got them from playing softball last summer. I had her alternate between heat and warmth and I found a shin brace for her to wear when exercising. The brace provided support to give her shin an opportunity to heal. Whenever you’re sitting, try to keep your leg elevated.
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    2. Karen on 02 Feb 2011 at 8:29 pm

      Stacy told me to wear a brace when walking on the treadmill. I have it wrapped with an ace bandage. I will try to keep it elevated. It is always something!

    3. Alex on 10 Feb 2011 at 2:42 pm

      Try a lower impact workout like yoga, pilates, or aerobics. This won’t stop the pain overnight, but it helps in the long run.

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