Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A primary culprit causing shin splints

The pain associated with PTS occurs on the medial (inside) border of the tibia (shin bone). The pain present when you start exercising becomes less severe as you warm up but becomes worse than ever after you stop exercising. Posterior tibial syndrome often occurs in beginning runners, who are unaccustomed to the activity and running surface, but can occur in seasoned athletes when they change running surfaces, exercise in different shoes, or increase their intensity or duration of exercise.
Prevention, rather than cure, should always be your first aim. I was very surprised when researching this topic at the number of articles that totally neglected any mention of preventative measures. They all talked of treatment and cure, but only one out of twenty took the time to address the issue of prevention in any detail.
  Even before any sign of shin soreness appears there are a number of simple preventative measures that can be easily implemented.
Since about half of all lower leg problems are caused by biomechanics inefficiencies, it makes sense to get the right advice on footwear. Your feet are the one area you should not "skimp" on. The best advice I can give you concerning footwear, is to go and see a qualified podiatrist for a complete foot-strike, or gait analysis. They will be able to tell you if there are any concerns regarding the way your foot-strike or gait is functioning.
Shin Splints