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Posts Tagged ‘Shin Splints’

Hey Doc I need your help.  Everytime I start a running program I develop pain on the inside of my shins.  It always gets worse and I have to stop running.  My doctor and physio are stumped.  Now I have started to try anything because I am so desperate.  Please help! signed “Sammy the Shin” I […]

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The problem with common sense is……. it just ain’t that common.  I read a doctors report and description recently that really illustrates this ever increasing problem.  I have been treating sports injuries for 15 years and am often appalled at how patients are misdiagnosed, underserved or not treated at all or have their injury completely […]

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Shin Pain is common in runners…..especially new long distance runners.  A catch-all term for shin pain is “shin splints”.  I call this a garbage can diagnosis because that is where it belongs…..in the can.  Shin splints is a term used to describe your muscles “splinting” in their response to injury.  You could have tendonitis, bone […]

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3 Minute Video: Bone Marrow Edema Compared to Stress Fractures Dr. Runco recently helped two patients that had each been experiencing foot pain for two years. Read on for his personal account of helping these patients get the proper diagnosis (differentiating between stress fractures and bone marrow edema) and treatment for their conditions. Case 1: […]

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I had a guy come to see me for chronic leg pain yesterday.  He was from out of state and decided to have a trip to San Diego and come see me at the same time.  He had been told he had Shin Splints and that he should not run by his primary doctor.  Don’t […]

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Yesterday was a long day.  I started at 8am treating patients straight through 5pm.  Then I had a few X-rays and MRI’s to review that had been sitting on my pile of “to do’s”.  I finally finished that about 6:30 and had to start making a pair of custom orthotics for another patient.  I walked […]

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There isn’t a week that goes by here at SDRI that we don’t speak with someone that suffers from the very common shin splints, also known as, medial tibial stress syndrome. We often hear people complain about shin splints and when we ask them where it hurts, we’re shown a variety of locations. Depending on […]

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Shin Splints

Do you ever feel a sharp radiating pain during your daily run or trail running events in San Diego? And does that pain get progressively worse with every step? If so, you are likely suffering from Shin Splints or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS for short). So what causes Shin Splints? Everything from running in […]

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1. The runner clearly had posterior tibialis tendonitis, better known as shin splints…….sometimes referred to as medial tibial stress syndrome. She did not have an “achilles issue”. When the massuese did not know what was wrong she should have given advice to possibly rest until it does not hurt, see a doctor or even talk to the running coach.

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Today I was asked a plethora of questions from a person who visited our store. This person, we will call him “Jack” is new to running and is having problems with shin splints. We did our fitting process and got him a pair of shoes that he liked. At checkout he asked me a very […]

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