shin spints... You should rest a leg when you are getting shin splint pains..adjust your exercises to swimming, and shoes. Also make sure you stretch your muscles or get your legs massaged to release the tension on your muscles. RICE is effective too!!! Remember if you continue to use them you can get fractures...Please help your body heal itself!! Peace jen
Dorsi flexion, pulling the toes toward your body, works the muscles that support the front of the ankle. Get a resistance band and sit on the floor a couple of feet in front of a fixed object (like a heavy table leg). Attach one end of the resistance band to the fixed object, then loop it over your right toes. Start with your foot angled with toes pointing forward, then slowly pull your foot back toward your knee. Do 20 reps, then repeat on left side.
Running is an effective calf shaper. While general running will strengthen and shape your entire leg, to really target your calves, you need to sprint. In addition, sprinting will give your cardio fitness a terrific boost and burn a ton of calories. After a two minute warm-up on a flat track, sprint for 30 seconds.
So, after a normal run, I started feeling a lot of pain in my calf. A friend shared this article with me explaining the various severities of calf strain, how long you should wait until you start running again, and ways to tell that you're back to exercise mode again. For now RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation). Sad panda.