Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. They are caused by the repetitive use of force, often by overdoing, such as repeatedly jumping or running long distances. Stress fractures can also come from normal use of a bone that’s been weakened by a condition such as osteoporosis. Stress fractures are most common on bones that carry weight. Runners are more susceptible to stress … Continue reading Are you running with a stress fracture?
Shin splints are probably a runner’s worst nightmare!! I know they are mine, and I struggle when they attack! But there are different kinds of shin splints pain. There is anterior and posterior shin splints. Anterior shin splints is having pain in the front of the leg right below the knee; the tibialas anterior. The posterior shin splints is pain along the inside edge of the … Continue reading Prevent shin splints.
Shin splints symptoms can include pain over the inside lower half of the leg. There can be pain at the start of running which often eases as it continues. This pain often returns after activity and may be at its worse the next morning. (TRUE!!) Sometimes you may get some swelling or lumps and may be felt when feeling the inside of the shin bone. … Continue reading Don’t let Shin Splints get in the way.