Great article - really thorough.
One of my new fitness clients had shin-splints. He was an avid runner on hard surfaces.
A look at his training shoes revealed that they were worn down on the insides of the soles, indicating knock-knees (he didn't have flat feet). I recommended swimming/cycling/elliptical, and no running (advice he received reluctantly!) until the pain was gone.
A regime of leg strengthening and re-balancing of the leg muscles (a range of lunges and squats) helped resolve the problem over time. Plus a good stretching session after every workout!
And of course, new training shoes.
- 9/24/2010 1:45:17 PM