September 6, 2011

Tuesday Tip of the Day

I spend a lot of time climbing up and down ladders and after a while my legs got used to the muscle usage.  But for those who maybe don't do this more than once in a while you could end up with sore calves or shin splints depending on how you climb, what kind of shoes you wear and the way you stand on the steps.

For easing the pain of shin splints I've never found a better solution than the crinkling a towel trick.

  • Lay a towel lengthwise out from the edge of your bathtub.
  • Sit on the edge of the tub, barefoot, and with your toes just at the ends of the towel.
  • Begin to pull the towel towards you using only your toes and trying to keep your feet as flat on the floor as possible.
  • Repeat this about 3-4 times crinkling up the entire towel until you begin to feel slight fatigue in your muscles.
  • Repeat about once a day for a few days until the pain eases.

Usually I would only have to do this for 1-2 days and my shins felt so much better!

And if all else fails do it with a margarita in your hand, that tends to do the trick every time :-)

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and you're enjoying getting back into the grind.

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