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
Back to back injuries and now reinjury- feeling discouraged. Used to be fit, now gained 30 lbs since first injury. Can't find resources on net for fitness program when wrists are injured. Reason I have gained so much. Can't even hold a book :-( help!... Read more
After months of agonizing shin splints, special stretches, lots of frustrated tears, I finally ran with little pain. Got new asics shoes and while I still have tenderness in one shin I actually ran in my walk/run yesterday!! Feeling excited... Read more
Last summer I had a major injury, broke my leg in 3 places. My doctor says the bone is now healed and I have his OK to exercise as tolerated. I am 59 years old and was in pretty good condition prior to my injury although I am overweight. I am still u... Read more
Also, unless you have injuries that prevent it or your doc advises against, LIFT HEAVY! You don't need to be afraid of lifting large things, even if you're female. If all you're doing is 5 lbs, it's not enough to make your muscles work to fatigue... 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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For the last couple of days, one of my shins has been hurting. It was bothering me on Wedneday, but I ignored it and ran my best time & speed on the treadmill. Well it's still sore and I've done some reading & I do believe it's a minor shin splint.... Read more
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