Shin Splints/Treadmill Running
Q1. Shin splints - got my first one yesterday, will it go on its own and will it re-occur?
Q2. How come I can run for 30 minutes on a treadmill quite easily, but after 3 minutes on the road I am completely out of breath? Thank you Janet Answer: Dear Janet,
Re: Shin Splint I would recommend that you got yourself checked out before continuing to run. You may need better footwear or advice on relevant stretches.
Re: Treadmill versus outdoor running Obviously when running outdoors you have to consider variable such as gradients of surface, temperature and wind; all of which will affect your ability to train. On a treadmill with zero gradient the effort level will be much reduced.
Angela Benjamin MSc MCSP Chartered Physiotherapist