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
Achilles injury-2 years ago-complete rupture off bone. Surgically repaired using medial gastrocnemius (inside calf) muscle to reattach. Since healing, when I try to run, jog, anything pushing off toes, my calf muscle cramps... Read more
I have long standing back injuries and am noticing my right leg is weaker than my left. Has anyone else experienced this? If so do you work the weaker side a little harder to comoensate or what?... Read more
After some recent lifestyle changes, I've been more susceptible to shin pain.
First of all, about a month ago I started a new job that's downtown. This means I spend a good amount of time each week walking on city sidewalks (which in my city, me... Read more
My doctor has explained that the pain in my right leg is a shin splint. That means no Zumba, no leg press, no elliptical machine for the next week.
I need to figure out a way to keep up my cardio. I've been doing 1 hour a day cardio at 600 calo... 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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