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    hin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), are a very broad term for conditions that cause lower leg pain. Many people that participate in sports are prone to shin splints. For instance, track, soccer, and cross-country runners are prone to getting the painful injury. The most common cause of shin splints is a sudden increase in running distance or an increased intensity of a workout. Working out and running on hard surfaces is also shown to be a cause for the injury. Shin splints are caused by the inflammation of the muscles in the lower leg as well as the muscles that help to move the foot and the bone covering of the tibia. The pain is usually gradual but can become disabling if not treated. People who tend to have bad running form are prone to getting shin splints. One of the worst elements of bad running form is inward foot rotation. Athletes need to make…

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    lonesome and boring. With today’s society being so social, a runner does not have opportunity to talk to another person without becoming short of breath or losing focus to do their best. If a person is just beginning a running program, the time alone may be detrimental to them. That time may be used to focus on their weight and bad eating habits, instead of focusing on completing the set course. In addition to boredom, it is likely that injuries will occur while running. As with any exercise,…

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    What Causes Shin Splints

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    Shin splints are a pain in the shin and lower leg that occur when muscles in that area are overworked. It isn’t just a “sore” muscle. It is sharp pain that could occur during and after physical activities (depending on the severity). The pain associated with shin splints results from excessive amounts of force on the tissues attaching the shin bone to the muscles surrounding it. The excessive force causes the muscles to swell and increases the pressure against the bone, leading to pain and…

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    straightforward and tell you that you did a horrendous job and that’s putting it kindly. While growing up he played every sport. When asked about how was living college in the front row, he said “other than being a dang good runner I was a leader in the classroom and on the track”. After high school coach Henry ran track in college. Balancing academics and track at the same time was like having two full-time jobs. As he would run and train in the morning, afternoon and at night. He said that…

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    instruct us to take our marks. I quickly shed my sweats off before jumping into my blocks in my lane. My numb fingers tremble from the chill of late March and nerves that never seem to calm. I lick my salty lips in preparation of taking my set position on the line. My fingers only millimeters from the white rubery line press down on the very space my feet will soon float over. The coordinator instructs us to take our set positions and our heads hang down in wait for the one sound that will set…

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    “What’s the matter you luxeror toads? Trample me underfoot like the refuse you believe me to be! Flynn.. Don’t look away.. Keep your eyes fixed on my pitiable state..! I-it hurts.. The bleeding won’t stop.. I’m begging you, Flynn.. End my pain.. Won’t you put an end to me.. With a samurai’s hands.. Your hands?” In a world fraught with chaos, a city brimming with demons and despair, where suffering has become more ubiquitous than joy, love or even compassion… Here, in the realm of Shin Megami…

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    the runners and I were still neck and neck until I threw him for a surprise. I sprinted as fast as I could, leaving the runner in my dust. I then became aware that my shin splints were not hurting as bad as I intended, but my heels felt extremely tight. I needed to ignore them and strive to finish. As I passed the prodigious amount of fans cheering, I bolted to the finish line and successfully crossed it. My heart felt like it was sinking while I could barely walk because of how tight my heels…

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    playing. 3. Heel spur: if you can see an abnormal growth underneath your heel bone, it must already be a heel spur. If you have a naturally flat foot or foot with a high arch, then you are prone to this condition. Heel spur is not necessarily painful, and it hardly ever requires a surgical treatment. 4. Plantar faciitis: your plantar fascia is the connective tissue that connects your heel to your toes, and too much use of it during running or any other activities may cause injury. The pain in…

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    Chloe, Buca and I shadowed Brian Kampa, who is a physical therapist/ athletic trainer on January 12th. We shadowed Brian for a girls varsity hockey game at Bernicks Arena. There were no injuries that occurred during the event. The most common injuries to occur during a hockey game are groin strains. They can be caused quick movements and change of direction. This can happen in when a player does a hard stop to try to chase a puck. Also muscle imbalances in the area of the groin can put the…

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    you were capable of, you were most likely put in a meet the next day or weekend. As much as I dreaded to go to practice, because I was tired or I had pain in my legs from shin splints, I still managed to push through all that, so I could be put in meets. Track practices were always intense workouts, but they made us stronger as a team. The harder we worked and focused during practice we usually got a day off or more breaks during the workouts. During my freshman year, I have been put in all of…

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