Ahh yes, the ol’ pain in the butt: hurts to sit, hurts to run, hurts to stand. This little joy of an injury is a true pain in the arse.
With social distancing measure in place, an increased number of people seem to be running. This increase in engagement has correlated with an uptick in a specific question sent my way: “What should I do about my shin splints?” I hate (and love) to say this, but it depends. Today, I want to discuss what shin splints are exactly, and review actionable steps you can take to start feeling better.
I have found that there are a few key exercises that have been invaluable to the runners that I see and work with here in Seattle, WA.
Two years ago I sustained an achilles tendon injury resulting in tendon pain with activity, specifically running.
Have you ever “thrown out your low back?” Are you wondering what you can do to help?
Are you having low back pain with the deadlift exercise?
Out with the old and in with the new! Plantar foot pain is hard enough as it is, we don’t need to be torturing ourselves anymore than necessary.
Injury, and the pain that follows, can be a scary experience. But it doesn’t have to be. We will often go searching for information to help us understand what has happened or what may be happening to cause our pain. Unfortunately, that information much of the time, is frightening, scary and downright bad. As it turns out, frightening…
…about 25% of athletes with anterior knee pain will stop participating in sports because of their pain
Being curious about the sensation of pain, and how the entirety of our personhood might be affecting our feeling of pain, can empower us to be unafraid of our own bodies. To know that our bodies are not under attack when we feel pain, that we aren’t damaged goods. That we are, indeed, the most capable, most intelligent, most advanced species in the world.
“We’re painting a picture together and progressively moving towards a deep, belly gut feeling that they are beautiful”
Fear Avoidance Model with modifications by Dr. Somers
When a young athlete begins experiencing lower back pain, it becomes important for those around that athlete to consider…