Today’s episode is going to be a good one for you to listen to, if you’ve been told that you have a tibial stress fracture, or if you just think you might have a tibial stress fracture. If you get a tibial stress fracture, the chances are really good that the doctor’s going to do something to really restrict your running, and potentially your ability to move around at all. For example, if you get a fracture walking boot and it’s on your right foot, well, you can’t even drive a car so you’ve got to take this seriously. Is a fracture walking boot enough when you have a tibial stress fracture and you’re a runner? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.View Details »
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 »
I was just on a consultation call with the runner who got a metatarsal stress fracture after a long run in minimalist running shoes.
The question asked was, “do minimalist running shoes cause stress fractures?”
Minimalist running shoes do not cause stress fractures.
In fact. running doesn’t even caused stress fractures.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how minimalist running shoes do not cause stress fractures.View Details »
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.View Details »
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.View Details »