Can you over ice? for shin splints? tendonitis?

I have pains on the inner sides of my legs at certain points, my knees ache, and my outer sides of my thighs are beginning to ache due to running activities I am not quite accustomed to. It's my first year in track and I have shin splints so I have been icing them and streching, can you over ice a pain? how often should you ice? what would qualify as overicing? Is there anything else i can do to speed up recovery?


How to get faster at running 100m?

Good question.What I would do is ask a sports trainer they work with athletes everyday on this type of soreness.There is one at this site who ran track in college you might want to ask them.

Best sports bra?

alright, first check your shoes to see if the padding has worn off b/c thats the typical problem. second, the first few weeks of track are always painful seeing as how your just getting back into shape, so give it a little time. third, take some ibeprofen (Advil) b/c the is a pain reliever but don't go crazy with it, use just enough. lastly, ice your shins and knees every night after practice for about 30-45 minutes.
p.s. you probably have shin splints which will last for a little while, it should go away if not talk to your doctor

Why do you run?

I would check out for stretching techniques. I used to get shin splits very bad. The best treatment for me was swimming because it is low impact. You can also run on softer surfaces like grass.

Walking backwards (becareful) can help the stretch as well.

I believe that you should only ice for about 15-20 minutes at a time. I would only ice after running and when sore, but not more than a few times a day. You might also consider Ben Gay or a muscle rub and take some ibuprofen (Advil) for inflammation. Just follow the directions on the bottle.

Flexiblity improving speed?

You can always overice. The rule that I've always used is 20 minutes on, 30 minutes off.

I remember reading a story about an NFL player who fell asleep with ice on his foot and had to sit out the next game with frostbite.

How do I get ready for track an feild?

To answer your question, yes you can over ice. You should not leave the ice on longer than 10-15 minutes. Then let it rest for at least that long. Do not put the ice directly on the skin. It is best to have a damp cloth between you and the ice. Try some massage on the sore spots. Ice about 2 to 3 times a day. If you become numb with the ice it is time to stop regardless of how long you have iced.

What can I expect from track practice?

Great !! How you gonna survive the season ?? With all those aches you need medical attention. YOU HAVE OVERUSE INJURIES !

You need to let your body heal up or you're gonna be a crippled wreck and only 20 years old...

Asic Gt2110 Shoes?

You should ice 10 minutes on 10 minutes off. This is one of the best treatments according to my track coach and RunnersWorld magazine. I wouldn't do this more than 3 times. You can take advil, as well. To speed up recovery you might just want to take a week off. Don't push yourself too hard or you could get a stress fracture. Also, don't forget to stretch. This will definately keep you from getting sore.

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