I don’t know about you, but when I was coaching my dancers were always telling me they had “shin splints” but few were diagnosed by a doctor. According to WebMD, “The cause is stress on your shinbone and the connective tissues that attach muscles to your bones. They get inflamed and painful. This common problem can result from:
- Flat feet
- Shoes that don’t fit well or provide good support
- Working out without warmup or cool down stretches
- Weak ankles, hips, or core muscles”
‼️PLEASE NOTE ‼️If your dancers are coming to you saying they have shin splints or are in pain, always recommend they seek advice from a medical professional. If the doctor says it’s ok to continue dancing, you can recommend the below exercises.
Below you’ll find 5 of my favorite exercises
to help your dancers strengthen the surrounding muscles, reduce pain and overall feel much stronger.
Try 10 to 20 repetitions twice through as a good place to start!
One Leg Hip Bridge
Sumo Squat Pulse