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Shin Splints | How To Get Back To Running

Have you ever been on a run and wondered…why does the front of my leg hurt when I run?  Were you thinking to yourself, should I run through shin pain?  This can be common for new runners just starting out or can occur in experienced runners who are really stepping up their training with heavy duty mileage or adding in lots of speedwork.

 

 

Brodie Sharpe is a physiotherapist with The Breakthrough Running Clinic and shares the answers to these common questions as well as breaks down the the causes, treatment, recovery, and prevention of shin splints so you can finally get rid of them once and for all!.

 

In this Healthy Runner Podcast episode, Brody covers 5 common questions relating to shin splints.

 

I hope you enjoy the episode and thank you for listening!

 

Click the video below to watch the LIVE interview with Brody within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group

You can also listen to the audio version of the Q&A I had with Rachel Pelham Serafino on the Healthy Runner Podcast…now available on your favorite podcast app!

 

 

Here is what other runners are saying about the podcast

 

 

In this episode you will hear Brodie Sharpe answer 5 common questions so you can get back to running despite having shin splints.

 

What are shin splints?

 

 

 

 

 

What causes shin splints to occur?

 

If I was a runner who had shin splints, should I run through shin pain?

 

How do we fix shin splints? What is the best treatment or how do I get back to running with shin splints?

 

 

Dry Needling To The Shin Muscles

 

How can we prevent shin pain from coming back?

 

 

In order to run for the long run (pun intended) and stay healthy you need to take care of your muscles!  In fact Brody spoke about the 5th principle of our SPARK BLUEPRINT of how to run healthy without getting injured!  CLICK HERE to read and listen so you can start to train smart with proper progression to avoid shin pain!

 

 

Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run and I am sure you will be able to take away some golden nuggets from my colleague from down under!

 

 

I personally want to thank Brody for his time in helping to educate us on how we can run without shin pain.

 

Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

 

Stay active, stay healthy, and just keep running!

 

Stay safe,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

 

 

Do you want to know more about our SPARK Physical Therapy running injury clinic or our healthy runner evaluation to get you on a specific plan to PREVENT any running related injuries as you run to stay healthy during COVID-19?

 

 

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Other Resources To Help You Run Through Coronavirus:

 

 

Are you starting to walk, jog, or run because your gym is closed or your other hobbies and activities are shut down during COVID-19? Are you intimidated by other runners or worried you are too slow to be a runner? During this live interview with Catrina Aniballi, Duane and Catrina answer some common questions and provide 5 tips for runners to get started today!

 

CLICK HERE to read and listen to get motivated and learn from Catrina that ANYONE can run!

 

 

Are you new to running during the coronavirus crisis or have you been running for years but are not sure if you are in the right shoe, how to properly care for you shoes, or even when you should replace them? I was lucky enough to bring on Matt Santillo, running shoe expert from Woodbridge Running Company to the show to answer the most common questions asked by many beginner and advanced runners.

 

CLICK HERE to read and listen to all of Matt’s running shoe tips!

 

 

Did you struggle to stay fit in April?  Get your SPARK back as you rise up from this downturn!  Dropped some serious fire on this Monday Night SPARK Live!  This video outlines the 3 benefits of having structured workouts.

 

Want the 3 reasons why you need structured workouts to hit your health goals?  CLICK HERE

 

 

Are you a runner who has had your spring race cancelled or delayed and you are struggling to get your running mojo back?  In this episode we talked about how to run and train safely during this COVID-19 crisis with our Special Guest, Steve Carmichael who is founder of Runbuzz Pacebuilders online run coaching and running community as well as the host of the Runbuzz podcast.

 

To hear all of Steve’s knowledge and tips to get your mojo back CLICK HERE

 

 

Have you been worried about your health or the health of your loved one’s during this whole COVID crisis we are going through? In this episode we are talking about how we cope with this new world we live in during COVID with our Special Guest, Irene Bosco who is a Clinical Social Worker Specialist at Nutmeg Counseling Services in North Haven, Connecticut.

 

Click THIS LINK to hear Irene’s 3 tips that we can all implement during social isolation to help keep our families healthy.

 

 

Are you a parent who is feeling like you are juggling 3 jobs right now? Employee, mom, and teacher 24/7?  Are you struggling to keep your children active right now?…  Are you wondering what the best practices are to motivate your children to stay active during this coronavirus isolation? I know this is going on in my house and I had the pleasure of interviewing my cousin who is an expert in this area!

 

In this episode, we are talking about how we can help and keep our children active during this crisis with our special guest, Brett Yarris who is founder and instructor at BioKinetiX a movement company in New Canaan, Connecticut.

 

 

Click THIS LINK to hear Brett’s 3 Tips to help get your children more active!

 

 

What 3 tips did I learn during the beginning time period of home social distancing from my world as I knew it? How did I stay active and fit and maintain my sanity?… “I feel so out of control and with all the chaos going on in my house … how do I stay fit without going to the gym?!” Have you thought this to yourself?

 

I know I have! Personally I’ve had this issue in this beginning of this coronavirus crisis trying to balance life, family, work, and staying active. We all had big goals for 2020 and spring races, now that the plan has changed we can’t let ourselves dip into a place we don’t want to go! In this blog article, I got you covered on how you can stay active and fit with these 3 tips I learned during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Click THIS LINK to learn about my 3 Tips to boost your confidence with your home workouts during this difficult time.

 

 

Are you in need of some mental relief (like me) and are looking to get in some exercise during this time of social distancing?

 

Are you a runner who wants to stay healthy now more than ever for the benefits of your immune system while we try and prevent the spread of this virus ?

 

Click THIS LINK to learn how to “just keep running” during social distancing.

 

I hope these resources help you stay active, stay healthy, and just keep running through COVID-19!  Be safe and well my friends!

 

Warmest wishes,

Duane

 

 

 

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“I developed IT band syndrome during my first marathon training cycle last year and ended up in physical therapy for about 3 months. I was told not to run if I had any pain at all. I lost so much time “recovering” that I ended up deferring my registration to the next year. I spent the next summer training for the same marathon when about 6 weeks out, that familiar IT band pain returned. I could barely finish a mile. I didn’t want to go back to my physical therapist because I knew what he was going to tell me. Stop running. I was so frustrated and started to feel like marathons weren’t for me. I stumbled upon the healthy runner podcast and learned that I don’t have to stop running in order to recover from injury! I was skeptical about an online physical therapy session. But I reached out to Dr. Scotti and he was able to give me the tools to mitigate my pain within the first session! I was able to complete my training cycle and made it to the finish line of my first marathon with his help! I highly recommend!”

Kendyl R. (Runner)

“I’d been dealing with Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT) for about 4 years and had been doing PT, but still had lingering pains. I just figured I’d have to suck it up and deal with it because that was as good as I was going to get. But then, I came across a podcast of Duane being interviewed by Jason Fitzgerald on PHT and how he overcame the injury, and my curiosity was piqued. I met with him virtually and he has been a GODSEND! I’m able to sit as I type this! I can bend over and get in and out of cars without pain! And, I’m RUNNING again!!! It is amazing to be able to do things that I haven’t been able to do without pain since 2016!!! Thank you so much Duane for being an incredible PT!!”

Michelle D. (Runner)

“I suffered from IT band syndrome for four years before seeing Dr. Scotti in April 2020. Before then, I couldn’t run more than about 10 minutes without stabbing pain near my left knee. I’d seen various orthopedists, physical therapists, and chiropractors looking for some relief. My career needed me to run a mile and a half within a certain amount of time, and it was impossible to do so with the knee pain. I saw Dr. Scotti and he immediately got to work! That first visit, he helped me understand the anatomy and underlying cause of my knee pain (aka IT Band syndrome). Once I understood what was happening, the course of treatment made so much sense. Not only did he have online videos of all the recommended exercises to treat the problem, his “healthy runner” Facebook group, Podcast, and YouTube videos held a wealth of information and supplemented my plan. I soon understood that running wasn’t just a casual hobby – it’s a sport and one that deserves dedication and focus. Without his dedication to the sport and his community, I wouldn’t have realized this! Over the next few months, I had many ups and downs – victories and failures – and even some tears! Two steps forward and one step back. Dr. Scotti always checked in between appointments and tweaked my plan if needed. By August, I was regularly running 3-4 miles with barely any pain! If I did get pain, it was because my dedication and focus were lacking – and I quickly picked it back up and overcame. I’m so thankful I took another chance at having my knee looked at and trusted someone else. I run regularly now and am really enjoying it. I can’t thank Dr. Scotti enough and would highly recommend him to anyone having trouble.”

Tracy G. (Runner)

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