Leg Pain in the Running Athlete

With Marathon season back in full swing, many of you runners have been in training for the past several weeks. Increases in duration and intensity to prepare for the recent and upcoming events naturally develop. But what if you start to develop leg pain while or after running? What could it be? Is it serious? And, most importantly, “can I run through it or not and still prepare for my race?” These are many questions that may be running through your mind. The cause of leg pain could be one of several issues. Here are a few of the most common causes and what you can do to diagnose, treat, and possibly prevent these problems. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS ) or Shin Splints This most ofte


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