A new runner was having some aching in pain in the shins and he asked,
“I just started running. I started having shin splints. Some people told me I have to stop. Some people, say I don’t. What do I have to do?”
Obviously, if you started running, you’re starting to develop some fitness and you’re finally getting to the place where you can run consistently, the last thing you want to do is give up your running routine.
The good news is that in some cases you don’t have to stop running just because you have aching pain in your shins. You just have two figure out whether or not it is really a big problem or something that can improve with minor changes in your running routine.
Do I have to stop running to cure shin splints? That’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.
This episode comes from a question sent in by one of the Doc On The Run Podcast listeners, and she wanted to know whether or not it was okay to jump rope if she has shin splints?
Well, the short answer is, is you can do whatever you want. You just have to be willing to pay the consequences and you can have a couple of different consequences from jumping rope with shin splints.
But if you’re sure that you just have shin splints, if you’ve done a telemedicine consultation with an expert on running injuries, or if you’ve seen your doctor and your doctor poked around on you and was sure that you really and truly only have shin splints, then in that case, it is probably safe for you to do it and just see what happens.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about whether or not it’s okay to jump rope with shin splints.
Shin splints and tibial stress fractures can feel similar when you run.
Most runners understand there is a huge difference between shin splints and a tibial stress fractures.
I recently did a telemedicine second opinion call with runner who had a tibial stress fracture.
What she did not understand, and what her doctor had not explained is why some tibial stress fractures are very low risk of breaking, and another is very high risk of landing a runner in the operating room.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about different types of tibial stress fractures in runners.View Details »
Today a runner asked a great question…”Can I run with shin splints?”
The short answer is yes, you can run on shin splints fro a short period of time…if it shin splints.
The problem is, is that there are a couple of different conditions that are often called “shin splints” that could be something else.
The real questions are:
If I stop running because of shin splints will I lose all of my fitness?
Can I run with shins splints and still heal?
Can I run with shinsplints without getting worse?
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not you can run and train with shin splints.View Details »