Above Your Feet – Shin Splints

November 9, 2016 by
Filed under: Foot Care, Health, Sports 

Occasionally, I’ll talk about something not directly about feet. Today’s one of those days.

James Dunne, over at Kinetic-Revolution.com, posted a blog post about shin splints. He said, “If you haven’t suffered from shin splints yourself (and I hope you haven’t), I’ll bet you know a runner or two who have – It’s such a common injury.” I agree.

The blog post is written by Brad Beer and is titled Can You Run Through Shin Splints. He writes, “The typical risk factors that contribute to the onset of shin pain are: training errors (a sudden spike in training load intensity, volume, or both; or failure to schedule appropriate rest between sessions), an over-striding gait (where the foot lands out in front of the runner’s body), a deficit in hip strength (collapsing at the hips), and inappropriate or worn out shoes.”

In the post, Brad talks about the symptoms of shin splints, how to recover from them, what causes them, and returning to running. It’s a good article and easy to read. If you or a friend suffers from this bothersome pain, I encourage you to check out the post. Here’s the link again, Can You Run Through Shin Splints?

Brad knows of which he speaks. Here’s his bio – it’s very impressive.

Brad is an experienced and much sought after physiotherapist who owns and runs Pogo Physio on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Brad is also the author of Amazon’s best selling You Can Run Pain Free: A Physio’s 5 Step Guide to Enjoying Injury Free and Faster Running (Brad’s website with additional information) and regularly contributes to the media (4CRB and Juice 107.3FM Radio, Gold Coast Bulletin, Run for Your Life Magazine). Brad is a triathlete and runner, having been a Silver Medallist at the 2012 ITU World Age Group Triathlon Championships and 2012 Australian Triathlon Champion Olympic Distance (30-34yrs). He has also completed many marathons and running events. Here’s the link to You Can Run Pain Free for U.S readers.

While your’re at Kinetic-Revolution, check out James’ articles, videos and free resources. There’s a wealth of information for runners of all levels. His tagline is Building Better Runners.

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