RUNNING INJURIES

SHIN SPLINTS

Formally known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

running injury shin splints

SYMPTOMS

  • Pain along the anterior or medial border of the tibia (think the inside of the front-side of your shin).
  • Pain at the beginning of your runs, but may slowly ease.

COMMON CAUSES

  • Sudden increase of distance, intensity or changes in running style.
  • Increased impact-related factors, often associated with increased overstride and reduced cadence [2].
  • Increased hip adduction leading to a narrow or cross-over step width[1].

SOLUTIONS

  • Sudden increase of distance, intensity or changes in running style.
  • Increased impact-related factors, often associated with increased overstride and reduced cadence [2].
  • Increased hip adduction leading to a narrow or cross-over step width[1]. 

 

  1. Barton, C. J., Bonanno, D. R., Carr, J., Neal, B. S., Malliaras, P., Franklyn-Miller, A., & Menz, H. B. (2016). Running retraining to treat lower limb injuries: A mixed-methods study of current evidence synthesised with expert opinion. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(9), 513-526. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2015-095278
  2. Bramah, C., Preece, S. J., Gill, N., & Herrington, L. (2018). Is There a Pathological Gait Associated With Common Soft Tissue Running Injuries? The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(12), 3023-3031. doi:10.1177/0363546518793657
  3. Ceyssens, L., Vanelderen, R., Barton, C., Malliaras, P., & Dingenen, B. (2019). Biomechanical risk factors associated with running-related injuries: A systematic review. Sports Medicine, 49(7), 1095–1115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-019-01110-z

PLEASE NOTE

This information is purely a guide to inform runners about common running injuries at a patient’s level. If your injury is acute or persistent – seek medical advice from a specialist.

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