Easiest way to prevent shin splints

My favorite way to prevent shin splints is walking in the sand.  However, when the beach is not available I rely on heel walking.  Heel walking can be done in shoes or barefoot.  It is a simple exercise you can do to strengthen the muscle that runs along the shin (the anterior tibilias).  If you are getting ready for the Shamrock Shuffle and squeezing in pavement runs you might be experiencing shin splints.  If so, add heel walking to your routine.  Even doing it for 60 seconds as part of your warm up and cool down along with stretches of the lower leg will serve you well.

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