by Dr. Marci Goolsby
Stress fractures are a common injury, causing athletes to miss time from exercise and competition. Up to 20 percent of runners have had a stress fracture, and they affect women … More…
True or False: Treadmill running can be a cause of shin splints. The answer is TRUE. Dr. Marci Goolsby, HSS Sports Medicine Physician, says that “often you run differently on the treadmill as you do outside. Putting a slight incline on the treadmill can make you run with your feet directly underneath you. Often on the treadmill, people take a longer stride, which can affect shin splints.” To read more of Dr. Goolsby’s answers on injury prevention in preparation for the Half Marathon, visit: http://hss.edu/onthemove/half-marathon-training/.