Postural Habits and Shin Splints
Your posture and shin splints is something we have discussed in a previous post but I wanted to share my thoughts on postural habits and their contributions to shin splints and other running injuries in a short video.
You don’t often think of the things that you do outside of your sport as contributing to your sports injuries but the postural habits that you have when you are not doing your sport can contribute to your shin splint, foot or leg pain.
How you stand or sit or even sleep can contribute to your injury
The way you sit, stand, relax, watch tv, chill out, hold a child, and even sleep are habits that you develop over time. These postural habits can contribute to pain and dysfunction in your legs, knees, and feet. Your shin splints could be related to your postural habits.
Check out the video below as I demonstrate 2 postures that I commonly see in athletes who have chronic running injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, iliotibial band syndrome or even hip and back pain.
By catching yourself in these positions and making some simple changes and creating new postural habits, you will be one step closer to pain free running.
If you have tried everything else and you are still suffering with shin splints or other running injuries, checking and changing your postural habits is definitely something you should try.
Happy Running and Live Well,
Dr. Peggy Malone is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness. She is wife to the hilarious and heavily bearded John, with whom she takes many adventures as well as Cat Mom to the floofy ragdoll Amigo.
Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!
You can join her on these adventures every week by tuning into The Improvement Project podcast
I love watching your video! The information you provide for knees and shins are things I never thought about – Gonna check my self today. I try to stand in soft knees most of the time but I do that hip thing too …
Have an amazing day
Thanks for your comment Angela! These postures are so common and people rarely connect them to the injuries that they have been suffering with.
Good luck with the soft knees and you have a great day too!