Every athlete has wondered how to prevent foot pain and shin splints
during their workouts. Foot or shin pain can cause you to alter your
stance and limit the weight and duration of your workouts. It also will
set you back day, weeks or even months. Now if you are training for
something important, even a single part of your training is of the utmost
importance. Miss one….guess what….no first place finish. There are
some simple, easy rules to follow to prevent foot pain and shin splints
during a workout.
In order to achieve this you must have:
• proper shoes
• possibly some foot support if needed.
• good exercise form
• But one the most important parts of your success is a stable core.
When you think about it, they are all inter-related. The proper shoes
will help with support. Properly supported arches will help stabilize
your foot, but if your pelvis is like Jell-o, unstable and very loose, your
lower body will endure the pain. The energy from your movement has
to dissipate somewhere…..if everything works correctly; the energy
dissipates out of your body and into the ground. If not, it finds a place
to hide, like joints, ligaments and tendons…. Read More »