Shin Splint: Episode 17

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Shin Splint: Episode 17

    • Shin Splint also known as tibial stress reaction comes in two types, muscle; which will affect the tibialis anterior or tibialis posterior and bone; which is the pre-cursor to a stress fracture
    • This week we are reviewing 3 different chips from Ireland. The Irish trio consists of O’Donnells of Tipperary Irish Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt, KP Mega Meanies Pickled Onion and Tayto Smokey Bacon. Hand delivered by Mr. and Mrs. Schneider
    • Trivia question of the week: What is special about the 37th parallel in the USA?
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    • Thanks for listening!!
Three bags of chips! This is going to be a crazy episode. This is very highly specialized episode. We can’t thank Matt and his wife enough for bringing in three specific flavors. Schlepping them all the way back from Ireland. They are all in surprisingly good shape considering the state of transported chips we’ve had in the past. I’m thinking these have been in the carry on. Yeah definitely. Today we are going to be covering shin splints, also known as tibial stress reaction and we are are going to be cover, what we are calling the Irish trio. Which is the Tayto Smokey Bacon, KP Mega Meanies, which is pickled onion flavored, and the O’Donnells of Tipperary Irish Cider Vinager and Sea Salt. Yeah, the Taytos are also known as breige pratai blaistithe, which is gaelic I am assuming for smoky bacon. That would be my guess. Maybe they are just messing with us. Tibial stress reaction, is the more formal name for shin splint. So we kinda see a little bit of two sorta shin splints. One will be the muscle, which is tibialis anterior, which is the muscle that sits right along the front of your shin. That can get irritated, strained or bothered just like any other muscle in your body. When that is the case treatment is a little quicker then if you have a true tibial stress reaction. Which is basically the precursor to a stress fracture. This is a very common problem with runners. It’s a very common problem with sprinters. This is something that is usually an overload or an overuse problem or a mechanical weakness is involved. I remember a case about two years ago when Newton’s came out. Which was a running shoe in Boulder. That was more like six years ago. Yes, like I said two years ago, because I’m not that old. This was a forefoot running shoe, everybody had to go away from heal striking. So we all went to forefoot running, forefoot toe running, toe landing. The Newton shoe came out and before you knew it half of Rocky Mountain Tri Club (RMTC) came in with shin splints. So a lot of times if you have shin splints there is a mechanical component that needs to be addressed. Just fixing the inflammation, is usually not enough. We have to do a mechanical assessment a running assessment and what have you. To figure out why is my shin all of a sudden getting irritated, why is my muscle being overused so much.

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