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#858 2 Ways running shoes cause shin splints

I recently saw a runner who thought that he might have a tibial stress fracture. But it turns out, it was just shin splints, which of course is good news. Because you don’t really want a tibial stress fracture. Shin splints is much easier to treat.

One of the questions he asked me was about the best running shoes based on his foot type.

This runner really needed more stability than got from the running shoes that he was wearing.

What are two different ways shoes can actually cause shin splints in runners?

That’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#845 What is hyperemia in medical imaging of shin splints?

I recently saw an elite runner who had what he thought was shin splints. One of the findings on the MRI report was something called “hyperemia.”

He asked me:

“What does that mean? Does that mean I have a stress fracture? Does that mean I have shin splints?”

What does hyperemia mean when you see it on an MRI report or an ultrasound report and you have something like shin splints or a tibial stress reaction?

Well, good question and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#531 If you are recovering from injury…Don’t focus on Plan B!

The way that I thought about this episode today is that I just got off the phone, I was on a consultation with a runner and he has a plantar plate injury and he was planning on getting an injection to help the plantar plate sprain heal a little bit faster. He asked me a question that really stopped me in my tracks. He said, “How long should I give it before I throw in the towel?” I thought, well, are you planning for this to not work? I actually literally asked him that, I said “If you’re thinking about when you’re going to decide that this hasn’t worked, that means you have to be planning for it to not work.” Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about why you should not focus on plan B.

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#528 Should I use a boot for shin splints

Believe it or not, most of the time when I see a runner, either on webcam or in their home, and they have shin splints, and they’ve been given a fracture walking boot, they need the fracture walking boot and maybe even more. But what that really tells me when a doctor says you have shin splints but you need a boot, that it’s really that the doctor is uncertain about the actual diagnosis, because in my view, most of the time, if you have shin splints, you do not need a fracture walking boot. Should I use a fracture walking boot for shin splints? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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#465 Do I have to stop running to cure shin splints?

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.

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#376 Different types of tibial stress fractures in runners

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.

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#274 Can I run with shin splints?

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.

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#245 Is it risky to keep running with shin splints?

Shin splints are a common overtraining injury among runners. That aching pain in the front of the leg can be really annoying.

Some common questions from runners with shin splints are…

Can I run with shinsplints?

Will I get a tibial stress fracture if I run the shinsplints?

Is it really risky to keep running if I just have shin splints?

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not it risky to keep running with shin splints.

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#243 Do I need a fracture boot for a tibial stress fracture?

Shin splints are common among runners your ramping up their mileage.

Unfortunately, stress fractures are also common.

If you have an aching pain in the front of your leg you may be misdiagnosed with shinsplints and later find out you have a tibial stress fracture.

If that happens, your doctor might panic and want to put you in a fracture walking boot.

But it may help you to understand why of fracture walking boot help some fractures and how a fracture walking boot might (or might not) help reduce the stress in your shinbone when you have a tibial stress fracture.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not you really need a fracture boot for a tibial stress fracture.

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Shin Splints: What to do if your shin splints won’t go away

Subscribe: iTunes | Android Today on the Doc On The Run podcast were talking about what to do if your shin splints won’t go away. If you’re a runner, the chances are good at some point in your running career you have had an aching, throbbing sensation in the front of your shins. And chances […]

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