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Shin Stretch Alleviates Shin Splints

Shin Stretch Alleviates Shin Splints

The Kneeling Shin Stretch gets rid of shin splints, improves flexibility, reduces the risk of injury and aids in the muscle recovery process.

Kneeling Shin Stretch Recommendation

If you suffer from shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, usually caused due to repetitive jumping or running activities, then you should implement the kneeling shin stretch into your static stretching routine to alleviate the pain.

Simply kneel on the ground, sit on your toes and lean back until you feel the stretch!

This is also a great time to relax mentally.

Either close your eyes and focus on your breathing or you can also listen to relaxing music.

After you are finished stretching out you should feel relaxed and ready for a good massage!

Kneeling Shin Stretch Description Summary

Shin Stretch Alleviates Shin Splints
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  1. Place floor mat on the ground
  2. Kneel down, keep legs close together, flex knees at 90˚, and plantar flex the ankle; knees, shins, and toes have ground contact
  3. Flex knees, lean back and touch heels with buttocks
  4. Hold stretch for 45 seconds

Targeted Musculature

  • Tibialis anterior


Other Stretches For You

Apart from the Shin Stretch we have some other stretches for you that target the muscles acting on the leg.

Simply click on them to learn more or watch the videos:

Quadriceps Stretch
Quadriceps Stretch
static hamstring stretching
Static Hamstring Stretching
stretching calves stretch
Stretching Calves Stretch

Training Zone

We provide you with some more workouts and training tips you may be interested in to optimize your training.

Also, make sure that you warm up properly before and stretch out after your training session.