Instructions for the Seated Shin Stretch

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Instructions for the Seated Shin Stretch

This page provides details for the Seated Shin Stretch. This stretch is often used by athletes to help prevent and/or treat shin splints. Shin splints involve pain and inflammation along the shinbone and is medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome. Shin splints often occur when a martial artist has intensified his/her training. In order to avoid shin splints, martial artists use a range of shin splint stretches and exercises. Similar stretches include the Kneeling Shin Stretch and Standing Shin Stretch.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting any stretching or exercise program. For additional information on stretches and flexibility training, please visit the main Martial Arts Stretching section.

Instructional Video for the Seated Shin Stretch


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