Shin splints caused by drinking soda?
Hi, I heard from someone that carbonated drinks can cause shin splints and I was wondering if it's true.
I haven't been able to find anything on it. About a year ago, I started getting shin splints occasionally from jogging.
I find this a little odd, since I used to play lacrosse and never had shin splints then, even though I was doing much more running!
Anyway, I don't want this to be an ongoing problem and am trying to be more careful, so I was wondering if this means I should stop drinking soda, too.
In and of itself, soda does not cause shin splints.
Having said that, all the sugar and other BAD stuff in soda takes away from your body's overall health level, which leaves it less able to keep you operating at top level.
Depending on how much you drink, other lifestyle variables, etc.
Shin Splints, like all forms of Tendonitis, is a progressive dynamic of increasing tightness and pain. So I'm not at all surprised that you never had a problem, and now you do.
Were I you, I absolutely would stop drinking soda, but because there is nothing at all good for you in it, not because of the shin splints.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert