Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
Shin Splints or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is typically described as sharp radiating pain that occurs while running and either gets progressively worse with every step or seems to warm up as you run. Running in the wrong type of shoe, not having enough arch support, overpronation can predispose a runner to shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Often changing to a stability or motion control shoe will increase arch support and limit pronation thereby reducing stress on your legs. However, many runners need orthopedic inserts also called custom orthotics to decrease their pronation in addition to wearing a stability shoe. Therapy is also an option. Ultrasound treatments, compression and Kinesiotaping are often successful in reducing the symptoms associated with shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). The San Diego Running Institutes staff doctor, Dr. Runco is a 5 time Ultramarathoner and specializes in the treatment and prevention of shin splints. For more information go to www.sandiegorunninginjuries.com Do not stay in pain. Make an appointment and run pain free now!