Shin splints are a common injury characterized by pain along the inside or outside of the shin bone (tibia). The medical term for pain along the inside of the tibia is periostiitis (inflammation of the periosteum) or posterior tibialis tendonitis (inflammation of the posterior tibialis tendon). The periosteum is a sheath of tissue that connects the muscles of the calf to the tibia. The posterior tibialis is a muscle that runs along the tibia deep to the calf muscles and attaches to the inside aspect of the foot and is partially responsible for maintaining the arch of the foot.
As we get closer to the Vermont City Marathon and the miles are piling up from week to week, the aches and pains are piling up as well. Hopefully, most of you are experiencing the usual feelings of stiffness and soreness that you would expect after your long runs or after a speed workout
Just about every one who runs has experienced knee pain at one time or another. Whether it’s a mild discomfort, tolerable tightness, or a debilitating sharp pain that side-lines your training, knee pain is frustrating to deal with. This article covers some of the reasons knee pain occurs and some options for correcting the problem.