Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Flat Feet=Shin Splints

I barely got through my workout on Friday because a bad case of shin splints. A week before I was hindered by a very sore knee that stopped me from completing squats and lunges effectively so instead of fighting through the pain I took some time off this weekend and didn't workout. Since I didn't exercise I had convinced myself to take it easy and went a little crazy with the food. Saturday, not bad, but on Sunday it's like I couldn't shovel the food in fast enough. The result? Stomach pain like you would not believe all night long. It's a wonder I got any sleep at all. Lesson learned? I certainly hope so!
Yesterday I still had a little pain in my knee and modified each exercise to avoid unnecessary stress.  It may be time to invest in a better pair pf shoes. Any suggestions? I have very low arches...okay so I'm flat footed so I need all the help I can get. Even a good orthotic suggestion would be appreciated.
Also, Michelle of A HEALTHIER ME informed me that the comments function was not working on this blog. After fighting with the template and numerous trips to Blogger Help I finally got the comments to work....COMMENT AT WILL!


Michelle said...

Yay I can comment LOL! I've never had shin splints but I've heard they can be very painful. Wish I could give some advice for modifications, but my problem is my ankle so my mods probably wouldn't work for you. As far as shoes...I love the Sketcher shape-ups. They are a little pricey, but the cushioned sole works wonders on my ankle and knee! They also make me stand straight (no slouching). I don't know how exactly they work, but they are great!

I'm Loving my Complicated Life! said...

I get shin splints occasionally, especially when starting a new workout routine. I find that is I stretch, stay off of them for a day, and have the right gear it really changes things! Love you blog!