Medial tibial stress syndrome, also known as shin splints, is a common and often recurring injury among adolescent runners. Recovery can involve weeks of downtime and sports modifications. Even then, many athletes experience chronic pain. Despite the prevalence and impact of the condition, sports medicine experts have yet to reach consensus about the cause. Theories ... Read More about The key to preventing shin splints may be underfoot
Why can some runners compete in marathon after marathon while others get injured? The answer often lies in the runner’s form. According to Dr. Kristin Whitney, co-director of the Injured Runners Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital, many runners aren’t aware of subtleties like how hard their feet hit the ground or the angle of their ... Read More about Gait analysis gives runners a window into their form
Unlike a lot of athletes, runners haven’t had to take time off during COVID-19. In fact, a lot of athletes have been running until they can safely return to their sports of choice. Whether you’re a new or seasoned runner, strength training is an important way to reduce your risk of injury. These five running ... Read More about Five running exercises you can do at home
Running outside is a great opportunity to get some fresh air and, because it requires so little equipment, may be accessible when other forms of exercise are not. At a lecture in February, specialists from the Division of Sports Medicine and The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention described how running form – the way ... Read More about What running mistakes lead to injury?
By the time Will Benoit and his parents met Dr. Kristin Whitney, they all had a bad feeling about his left hip. “When she told us Will had a pelvic avulsion fracture, we knew his running season was over,” says his father, Russ. The question was, when would Will run again? From third grade on, ... Read More about Avulsion fracture taps the brakes on a runner’s races