The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
I've been doing great with my walking, getting faster and feeling good about the steps I'm making, but every time I go my shins kill me. My shoes are pretty new and they are saucony's so I'd think they were a decent brand. I try to stretch my legs ou... Read more
My lovely shin splints are back so I'm taking a couple days off from running. I still really want to get some cardio in today and I'm feeling incredibly motivated. I'd hate to waste my perfectly good motivation while it's choosing... Read more
I have severe SLE and as a result of that I have painful vasculitis in my feet. After complaining to my doctors that my calves are so sore and tight even after incorporating lots of warm ups, cool downs and stretching, it was explained to me that due... Read more
In October thru Feb. I was exercising at least an hour a day, six days a week. I was gifted with a bad case of shin splints on both shins. Any suggestions on how I can avoid these? I do exercise barefooted.
Thanks!... Read more
Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time... Read more
Getting the correct fitting shoes is part of my sucess. I have very flat feet. Not only that, I severely over pronate. That's part of the reason I was nick named Ducky when I was in the Marine Corps. You would think that I would need Motion Control... Read more
This is the third in a series of blogs regarding those running inconveniences that may not sideline you as a runner, but if you fail to seek early intervention, may do just that. Today’s blog will cover one of the most common and dreaded running inc... Read more
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