Is this bad for my bones?

Hello,
I'm just getting back into martial arts and I have a question about shin conditioning. Shin conditioning basically involves deadening the nerves in the shins to reduce pain when sparring/fighting. From my understanding this happens by increasing bone density and calcium deposits in the shins in a process Orthopedic surgeons call Wolfe's Law.

Us westerners have taken to rolling a bottle or other hard object up and down the shins to accomplish this. But when you hit your shins with anything that's harder than the bone you run the risk of causing tiny stress fractures and developing arthritis later on in life.

I would specifically like to know if I roll a large wax candle (softer than my shins) over my shins do I run the same risks? I would appreciate any help you could provide.

Regards,
Jim

Posted By Jim Kides on July 22, 2009 at 13:29:57:

Disclaimer
Allows full dexterity of the fingers and thumb, yet limits wrist flexion. Longer length for greater wrist control and increased immobilization. Latex Free.

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Ask The Physical Therapist ] [ Disclaimer ]
Follow Ups
Post Followup

Name:
E-Mail:

Subject:

Comments:

Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Ask The Physical Therapist ] [ Disclaimer ]
Disclaimer

    We offer you an opportunity to ask specific questions to knowledgeable professionals. Any information posted on orthopedicquestions.com is intended for general informational purposes only and is not medical advice, and should not be construed as medical opinion, diagnosis or treatment. See your health-care professional for medical advice and treatment.
Ask the Physical Therapist (Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainer)
Ask the Orthotist (Orthopedic braces and supports specialist)
Ask the Chiropractor (Back and Spine Specialist)