2 Powerful Ways To Relieve Shin Pain FAST

Can you really relieve your shin pain in just 15 minutes – and eliminate it completely overnight?

Believe it or not… the answer is YES. And you don’t have to bust open the medicine cabinet and get all jacked up on painkillers either…

In fact, all you need are the 2 powerful shin splints treatment techniques that I’m going to show to you later on in the article which make up a very important part of the Stop Shin Splints Forever program.

Here Are 2 Powerful Ways To Relieve Shin Pain FAST…

As you’ve probably heard ice is an effective pain relief technique… apart from numbing the pain, it also causes a rush of blood nutrients and into the area and flushes out the enzymes that cause inflammation very quickly.

Warning: When using these techniques keep the ice on for as long as it is comfortable for YOU. Obviously, there will be a slight discomfort from the cold, but as soon as pain, numbness or excessive discomfort is experienced, it’s time to remove the ice.

Technique #1: Ice Massage

Ice massages forces cold deep into your muscles and bones which enhances circulation, flushes out the bodies inflammatory response and if you press a little harder, it also breaks up any scar tissue.

Here’s how to do it…

  1. Buy some paper cups, fill them with water and put them in your freezer
  2. Pull out a cup and tear off the top half inch or so.
  3. Massage the exposed ice into the most painful areas of your shins… you’ll KNOW you’ve found the right spot when you’re on it… you’ll likely feel a sharp pain there.
  4. For a minimum of 5 minutes, push the ice into the painful area and up and down your shins. Keep moving around, don’t let the ice sit in one spot too long.

Do this at least 3 times a day. Remember, if your skin gets numb from the cold it’s time to stop.

Technique #2: Ice Dipping

This is the most powerful icing technique I’ve found. I dare you, try this techniques today, you’ll see for yourself that this is by far the most powerful pain relief technique you’ve ever used

  1. Fill up your tub half full with water, add a bunch of frozen bottles of water or a big bag of ice to get the water ICE COLD.
  2. Adjust the height of the water to your convenience then dip your lower leg into the ice water, submerge it all the way to your knees.
  3. Hold it in there for 10 seconds, by then you should be desperate to pull your legs out otherwise the water isn’t cold enough…
  4. Finally, dry off and walk around for a bit. Wait at least 5 minutes then repeat the process 3-5 times.

As powerful as these techniques are, they are only the beginning.

If you’re familiar with shin splints you’ll know that pain relief and permanent relief are to VERY different things… and that’s because there are underlying causes that are CAUSING your pain which MUST be treated otherwise you’re going to keep experiencing reoccurring shin splints.

To find out EXACTLY what’s causing your pain… and the RIGHT things to to treat those underlying causes so you can finally get LASTING RELIEF, I recommend you take a look at my Stop Shin Splints Forever eBook.

It represents THOUSANDS of hours of research and real world experience helping people get rid of shin splints, then organizing this knowledge into an easy-to-follow system that ANYONE can follow from the comfort of their own home to get rid of shin splints.

And I’ll tell you something…

It works.

This eBook is the most advanced and effective program of its kind available anywhere and you can get more info about it right here: Stop Shin Splints Forever

Cure Shin Splints In 3 Simple Steps!

Let’s set the record straight once and for all… Getting rid of shin splints isn’t always easy, but it can be quick if you do a few simple things right.

If you think this article is just going to be about icing techniques or new shoes or anything remotely close to the generic shin splints treatment advice you read about every else, then you’re in for a shock.

Pain relief techniques like icing are an important part of this three step process, but they’re not the only part and in this article I’m going to show the “broad strokes” of what it really takes to get rid of shin splints once and for all.

Let’s get into it…

Step 1: Find Out What’s Causing Your Shin Splints

Yes, most people who ask me how they can get rid of shin splints splints have a problem. They have no idea what’s causing them in the first place! The truth is shin splints is a “gutter term” that refers to pain along the shinbone or tibia, but this pain can be caused by a multitude of different pathologies and conditions, and it’s downright insane to start following some generic treatment program if you have no idea what’s actually causing your shin splints.

So what exactly is causing your shin splints? I’m glad you asked…

  1. Overload: Simply put this means exercising too much, too soon or with too much intensity, exercising on hard or uneven surfaces can also cause overload.
  2. Biomechanical Imbalances: There are three main biomechanical imbalances that shin splint sufferer commonly have… weak calves, weak or inactive glutes and flat feet
  3. Poor Running Form: do you have bad running form? If you’re like most people with shin splints chances are you do, and it’s keeping you in pain!
  4. Poor Running Shoes: Finding the perfect pair of shoes for your feet can be as hard as finding the perfect life partner. A good tip is to visit a specialty running store with a worn pair of shoes, the people that work there can tell a LOT about your foot type from looking at the wear pattern on a used shoe – and they’ll be able to use this information to match you with a great shoe that suits your specific foot type.

Think about it this way; even if you ice your shins religiously, take painkillers every time you’re active and rest for days on end… if you’ve got bad running form, poor or inappropriate running shoes or one or more of the biomechanical imbalances, you’re shin splints are practically guaranteed to come back with a vengeance!

Unless you find out what’s actually causing them, and treat that directly!

Step 2: Treat The Pain

Now that you’ve identified what’s causing your pain it’s time to treat it. Rest, ice and painkillers are great for doing this. (But you already knew that anyway)

Just do your body a favour and don’t take painkillers for any more than 2 weeks, and preferably no more then 3 days. Painkillers like Advil and Ibuprofen are classed as non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’S) and long-term use of them has been linked with everything from digestive problems to stroke. If you have long term pain and want a good alternative Google a product called “Heal-n-Soothe” which is a safe and natural alternative that I highly recommend.

Step 3: Treat The Underlying Causes Of Your Pain

It should go without saying that after you’ve identified what’s causing your pain, you’ll take action to correct those underlying causes. For example, if you identify that you have worn out running shoes and inflexible calves you’ll stretch you’re calves and get a good pair of shoes that match your foot type.

If you realize that you’ve been increasing you’re training volume very quickly and that you’ve got flat feet or collapsed arches… then you’ll step back you’re training volume and go and get appropriate shoes with good arch support and shoe inserts.

There you have it. Now you know the proper way to get rid of shin splints – all you need to do is follow these three simple steps and your pain will disappear.

If you want to know EXACTLY how to stop your shin splints once and for all and get back to enjoying the sports you love, go check out my eBook right now.

It took me a long time to figure this stuff out, and it turns out what you need to do to get rid of shin splints permanently is exactly OPPOSITE to what most “mainstream” shin splints treatment advice says you should do. Find out the solution in my eBook right here: Stop Shin Splints Forever

How To Get Rid Of Shin Splints Permanently

I’d like to tell you a story that you might find strangely familiar. Don’t be alarmed.

Once upon a time, there was a man who had horrible shin splints.

He rested them, and iced them… and did all the “right” things to get rid of his shin splints, and low and behold…

His pain went away, but there was one problem…

Even though his pain went away, it also came back as soon as he got active again.

Why?

After all, he was doing everything his doctor’s and coaches were telling him to do.

He was tired of shin splints holding him back from performing at his peak and keeping him in pain… but nothing he tried gave him anything more than temporary relief.

Something was wrong with the picture.

The pain seemed to get worse as the weeks and months went by.

This frustrated the man more.

Did it mean that his shins were just screwed up, and he had to learn to deal with it?

Did it mean that he should just get used to “pushing through the pain”?

Did it mean that he had to spend a small fortune on custom orthotics to fix his problem?

He had to do something… so he iced his shins regularly, got new shoes… and bought those overpriced orthotics.

And then the unthinkable happened…

His shin splints came back once again.

Over the following months, the man kept trying to get lasting relief by following all the “conventional” treatment advice he’d heard in the past… and what happened?

THE SAME THING THAT HAPPENED EVERY TIME.

More pain and frustration.

OK, I’m back.

Enthralling, huh?

Maybe I should keep my day job, and not take up writing novels…

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this is a story that you can RELATE to.

Why?

Because if you’re like most shin splint sufferers then you’ve been there in one way or another… and many of us have been there for a LONG time.

Thankfully, there is a solution to this particular situation, and it lies in understanding a secret that most shin splint sufferers DON’T KNOW.

The secret is that most shin splint treatments – such as rest, ice and anti-inflammatories simply treat the SYMPTOMS of shin splints.

In other words, they DON’T fix the problem, they cover-up the problem, and most of the time they make things WORSE, because they’ll relieve your pain, allowing you to get back to the activity that aggravated you’re shins in the first place, which can cause MORE damage to the delicate tendons and ligaments in your feet!

So, don’t mistake pain-relief for treatment!

That’s not to say that pain-relief techniques don’t have their place, because they certainly do!

But only one of the five specific causes of shin splints can be treated by pain relief techniques… the rest require more specific treatments.

For example, one of the most common causes of shin splints is flat feet or weak or collapsed arches in one or both of your feet – and many people with flat feet don’t even realize they have this problem

But if you do, and you fail to address you’re flat feet or collapsed arches with good quality shoe liners or orthotics – then no matter how much you rest or you ice your shins, your pain is practically guaranteed to come back!

In my eBook Stop Shin Splints Forever, I show you how to identify what’s causing your shin splints, and treat the REAL problem, not just the symptom… by following a quick self-diagnosis process that anyone can do in 15 minutes you’ll learn which of the 5 causes of shin splints are causing your shin splints and how to get rid of them… FOR GOOD.

If you want to know EXACTLY how to stop your shin splints once and for all and get back to enjoying the sports you love, go check out my eBook right now.

It took me a long time to figure this stuff out, and it turns out what you need to do to get rid of shin splints permanently is exactly OPPOSITE to what most “mainstream” shin splints treatment advice says you should do. Find out the solution in my eBook right here: Stop Shin Splints Forever

How To Treat Shin Splints Correctly?

Surprisingly, It’s easy to treat shin splints and get relief from the pain. Just rest for a few days and use a few simple pain relief techniques like icing or painkillers… and after 24-72 hours the pain will go away… problem solved, right?

Well, not quite… because next time you go for a run or play sports your pain comes back with a vengeance… and you’re back to square one… that’s the problem that none of the other so called “experts” are talking about…

You see, there’s thousands of websites on the internet that talk about how to get relief from shin splints but getting LASTING relief is what we’re really after…

With that in mind, here’s exactly how to treat shin splints correctly so you can finally get the lasting relief that you deserve…

Step #1: Understand That Pain Is A Desperate Message From Your Body Telling You Something Is WRONG

Note: Consistent and dull pain like the pain you feel after a good workout at the gym can be ok… but if your pain is sharp and comes on suddenly as is often the case with shin splints, then it’s time to stop whatever activity you’re doing…

The first step to curing shin splints is to simply understand that pain is not the enemy…

In fact, it’s your bodies way of warning you that something is wrong. Now, we’ve ALL been in that place where we’ve just wished the pain would go away already…

But if we’d just stop and listen to our bodies for a moment we’d realize that the pain we’re experiencing is trying to give us a valuable message…

In the case of shin splints, the pain is trying to alert you to specific underlying problems that are causing the muscles, tendons and ligaments around your shin bone to tear away from the bone…

This brings us to…

Step #2: Identify The “Underlying Causes” Of Your Shin Splints That Are Keeping You In Pain

Without underlying causes, your body’s central nervous system has NO REASON of sending out pain signals.

Period.

And after spending years helping hundreds of athletes treat shin splints… and talking to literally dozens of physiotherapists, podiatrists, coaches and personal trainers… I can tell you that there are 4 main problems that are keeping you in pain…

  • Overload
  • Biomechanical Imbalances
  • Poor Running Form
  • Bad Or Inappropriate Running Shoes

If you have shin splints it’s not a matter of whether you have one of these problems, it’s a matter of which ones and how many…

Identifying which of these problems is causing your shin splints and treating them directly, is what effective shin splints treatment is all about.

Step #3: Treat The Underlying Causes That Are Keeping You In Pain

They key to how to treat shin splints “right” is treating the underlying causes of your shin splints, and correcting them.

But the sad truth is, most shin splint sufferer’s end up losing hope after the generic shin splint treatment advice that they see everywhere else fails them…

Instead of just realizing that they need to try a different approach that’s a bit more tailored to suit their body’s specific problems, they give up… But trust me on this one… if you treat your shin splints the “right” way, you WILL SIMPLY NOT BELIEVE how well your body will respond.

It will seem like you’re suddenly employing some sort of “voodoo” magic.

But If you continue to use “pain relief techniques like icing and painkillers and you DON’T address these “underlying problems”, you’ll continue to experience painful, reoccurring shin splints that just won’t go away… at least, not in the long term.

However, when you DO treat the underlying causes, the techniques I’ll teach you will be 10X as effective and the results will be permanent.

The best way to get this handled is through reading my best-selling eBook, “Stop Shin Splints Forever”. DOWNLOAD IT HERE or click the image below, and let me know how it goes…

 

 

The #1 Secret To Treating Shin Splints And Getting LASTING Relief

In this article I’m going to reveal probably the most IMPORTANT piece of information on treating shin splints that you’ll ever encounter.

If you’re like most people who are struggling with shin splints, then you’ve probably tried one or two “conventional treatment techniques” like icing, rest, painkillers or stretching (If you’re like I used to be then you’ve tried all of them, and you’ve ended up FRUSTRATED as hell, and in pain over and over again).

I can remember when I used to use these techniques the same thing would happen every time… my shin splints would get better quickly, but as soon as I got back to physical activity or playing the sports I loved…

My shin splints would come back with a VENGEANCE!

It was frustrated to say the least, I felt like tearing my hair out! It was like nothing I did ever helped… the best I could hope for was temporary relief before the next painful flare up.

I remember thinking to myself, “I guess I’m just stuck with this and I’ll have to learn to deal with it”.

Let me tell you something…

THAT WAS ALL A LOAD OF BULLOCKS … NO MATTER HOW SEVERE YOUR SHIN SPLINTS ARE OR HOW LONG YOU’VE HAD THEM YOU CAN GET RID OF THEM ONCE AND FOR ALL.

Really.

I suffered from awful shin splints for nearly 10 years, and now they’re completely gone.

And there’s one KEY lesson that helped me go from feeling defeated and stuck with this painful condition to being free to enjoy playing the sports I love and pushing myself to my limit, without worrying about aggravating my shin splints. (Sound dramatic doesn’t it?)

And what was that lesson?

Here it is…

Conventional treatments like icing, rest and painkillers focus on treating the main SYMPTOM of shin splints, which is pain, but pain is NOT the enemy, it’s a desperate message from your body telling you that something is WRONG inside!

Let me say that again…

PAIN IS NOT THE ENEMY, IT’S A DESPERATE MESSAGE FROM YOUR BODY TELLING YOU THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG INSIDE!

And what exactly is wrong?

That’s a fantastic question…

There are several underlying causes of shin splints, but since we only have a little time together in this article, I’ll start by telling you one of the most common ones.

Weak or inflexible calves.

One of the best things I’ve ever done is make friends with REALLY INTELLIGENT physiotherapists and podiatrists. As a matter of fact, most of the strategies and techniques I’ve learned, developed and write about originally started out as something I learned from them.

When I talked to them about shin splints, once common causes stood out and that’s weak or inflexible calves, if you’re calves feel tight, or get tired easily while you’re running chances are you’ve got this problem too.

So do some calf stretches and strengthening exercises. Do what it takes to correct this problem. It’s one of the main conditions that leads to shin splints.

There are several other common causes of shin splints… and I’ll talk about the others in a future article.

For now just remember, the key to EFFECTIVE SHIN SPLINT TREATMENT is to identify and treat the underlying causes of shin splints.

And of course, the best place to start is with the eBook I’ve put together…

It took me years of trial and error to really figure out what works for treating shin splints.

Repeat: It took me YEARS.

Years of painstaking trial and error.

Every time I found something that DID work, I took the idea, refined it, used it on myself and my personal training clients, wrote it down… then refined it some more.

I collected and organized what I learned into my eBook, “Stop Shin Splints Forever”.

It contains the EXACT step-by-step method for treating and preventing shin splints that has helped hundreds of people get rid of this condition once and for all.

Go check out the details here: Stop Shin Splints Forever