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Emma Paton @k19ema tweeted us @ELLEukrunning '2nd 5k of the week... ow #shinsplints painful!'
Jonathan Lomax, Founder of Lomax Bespoke Fitness Nutrition & Wellbeing offers his advice:
'Shin splints' is an umbrella term. One cause is swelling of the muscle - known as 'bursitis'. You can still exercise but reduce the amount of running, until the swelling goes down and try the following:
1. Ice to control swelling. Freeze a Styrofoam Cup of water - once frozen, gently rub the cup down the front of the shin until the ice starts to melt enough that you form an indentation in the cup. Do this for 10 minutes, then re-freeze the cup and you will have a perfect mould of your shin!
2. Manipulation - gently rub the muscle along the shin bone in a downward motion with your thumb. This encourages blood that helps cellular repair.
3. Stretch - point your toes into the ground