Shin splints are miserable! Every step you take is painful. But why do they happen?
Shin splints cause pain at the front of your lower leg by the bone that connects your knee to your ankle.
Typically shin splints happen when you start a running or walking program. They can also start when you increase your miles or speed.
In short, that burning achy sensation is from your ankles being “overworked’.
This can be such a frustrating set back. I was talking to Trish the other day. She started a walking program at the start of the lock down just to get out of the house. Then she was able to get into a good rhythm of working out at night after work. She was feeling good making positive changes: weight loss, increased energy, and feeling more calm over all. She was doing so well she decided to start a running program. Everything was going great. She found her rhythm, getting more miles without stopping. THEN BAM! She started to have pain at the front of her lower leg.
Most people that come to see me are looking for answers about a pain that is stopping them from their favorite activities. Many people are putting off seeing a Physical Therapist or another medical professional because they are afraid of being told they will need a surgery, or they will simply be given medication then dismissed, or they will be told the pain is just from being old and nothing can resolve the discomfort.
Are you worried that wearing amazing fashionable high heels will cause foot pain? knee pain? hip pain? or lower back pain?
Did your mom tell you that if you wear heels you will get bunions?
Dr. Molly discusses how wearing high heels changes the way you stand and walk. She will give you several tips on how to manage these changes to help reduce the stress on your body that is caused by wearing heels.
My Poor Aching Feet
Have you stopped running? Have you stopped working out? Are you tired of constantly being reminded that you have feet with every move you make from waking up in the morning to standing up from a chair throughout the day?
You're in the right place! Dr. Molly's video discusses what plantar fasciitis is and how to get back to all the fun things in life you have had to put on hold.
I'm out of the boot, now what?
I've worked with several people recently that were told to wear a walking boot for a variety of issues: chronic ankle sprains, acute ankle sprains, and a foot fracture. They all had one thing in common when they were finally allowed out of that walking boot they were screaming YAY! The boot was hot, uncomfortable and is so heavy....basically it was miserable having to use it to walk However, then they quickly realized they had no direction on what to do next. They each had so many unanswered questions like: Why should I slowly start wearing my normal shoes versus just getting out of the boot all together? Why is my ankle swelling? Why is my ankle so stiff? Dr. Molly discusses this and more in the video below....
Are you tired of dreading your first steps in the morning? Are you starting to think nothing will ever stop the stabbing pain in your foot with each step? Eliminating foot pain from your life is just a few tips away. Take just a few minutes to listen to Dr. Molly's 5 tips to Beat foot pain!
WE HELP ACTIVE ADULTS OVERCOME THEIR ACHES AND PAINS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WITHOUT MEDICATION, INJECTIONS OR SURGERIES.
Dr. Molly McDonald