Hey, I'm 15 and I play soccer as well as run indoor and outdoor track. I'm a freshman in high school and I am an All State, All American runner. I run a 56 sec. 400 meter. My coach runs us into the ground and as a result, I have stress fractures in both legs on the lower tibia. I got a bone scan and an orthopedic doctor put me on crutches for a month. After a month on crutches and 2 weeks pain free without crutches I was allowed to return to gym class as well as begin physical exercise such as swimming and cycling, but I don't know how to begin or when to begin running again. I am worried that when I start running again, the shin splints and stress fractures will just come back again. I need a very good conditioning program to work with so that I can get back to my previous physical state. Does anyone have any suggestions for a program or has anyone had personal experience and is willing to help me? Thank you very much!
You can visit any good conditioning programme conducted by Physiotherapists in your area. You need to visit a dietician to make a proper diet chart as you would need proteins with a balanced diet to help your body to recover. There are very good programmes conducted by sports specialists also.
Start doing it slowly and do not exert yourself as you should remember that your health is the most important thing to your family, and test your endurance and with determination and hardwork you can start running. Take care!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.