Tag: shin splints

Shin splints treatment recommendations; 5 things you can do now to relieve the condition and have more fun while you run.

Shin splints treatment recommendations; 5 things you can do now to relieve the condition and have more fun while you run. Shin splints are a common running complaint. They are also common in dancers and other athletes as well. According to Wikipedia, “A shin splint is pain along the inside edge of the shinbone (tibia) due to inflammation of tissue in the area.[1] Generally, this is between the middle of the lower leg to the ankle.[2] The pain may be dull or sharp and is generally brought on by exercise.[1] It generally resolves during periods of rest.[3] Complications may include stress fractures.[2]“ Are shin splints the Read More »

Shin splints and running; 3 things you can do now to get relief.

Shin splints and running; 3 things you can do now to get relief. Shin splints are a common complaint of runners.  Most runners have suffered through the pain, or worse, had the complaint turn into a stress fracture or stress reaction. Typically, people with shin splints overpronate, or have feet that fall in and turn out as they walk.  This stresses the insertions of the tibialis anterior and posterior muscles.   The insertions of these muscles is at the bone, unlike other muscles that have tendons. People who are growing and have Osgood Schlatter’s disease actually have a bad case of Read More »

Shin splints, avoid the NY Times advice if you want to get out of pain.

Shin splints, avoid the NY Times advice if you want to get out of pain. Shin splints are commonly a tightness and resulting painful condition causing the shins to be quite painful. At its worst, it can result in Osgood Schlatter disease, a minor separation of the top of the tibia just below the knee that leaves a bump when the child stops growing. The common wisdom is stretching and rest, and unfortunately, this is the advice given in a recent NY Times answer (read here). Shin splints are actually just a symptom of problems resulting from the way you Read More »