Discussion: Suggestion to try,
in: iansmith; iansmith > 2011-02-02;
obviously keep an eye on those shins, however investing in a pair of compression socks (brands CEP, CW-X or 2XU all very good but pricey) might be worthwhile - see this months Runners World for some discussion re injury and a "personal endorsement" from myself- have these and recovery socks and no injuries this season so far :-)
Thanks for the recommendation, Bill. Do you have the title of that article? I couldn't find it on the runner's world website.
Compression socks sound like a good idea; I certainly don't want to reinjure myself. I may also experiment with ice baths in the near future.
Are you fully healed? Last I heard, your bone was still cracked, but there was just that sheath around it that was healed? If I were in your shoes, shin or calf pain would worry me. When is your next visit to your doctor?
I can't speak for compression socks, but I can speak for ice baths. They're cold. But effective.
Just jump in a snow bank! It should be well over your calves.
Ian, article is entitled "The Big 7 Body Breakdowns" - How to avoid (and recover from) the most common running injuries. March 2011 p49-60. "Home remedies' on page 55 highlights "tools". I can pdf you a copy if you can't locate.
ps I like the concept of ice baths, however like Alex says they are cold, so be prepared to shiver.
@Sam, even for total body immersion -no shortage of these in NE right now :-)
Thanks for the article, Bill. I haven't yet read the source papers for this article
, but I think I will experiment with some cool water baths (whatever I can readily generate in my bathtub).
My suggestions for making ice baths bearable:
1. only sit in water up to waist
2. wear a puffy jacket, rolled up at the bottom so it doesn't get wet
3. wear a hat
4. drink a mug of hot tea at the same time
5. read a book. it passes the time.
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