Knowing your body’s limits could help prevent shin splints

For many young athletes and dedicated runners, it is hard to imagine slowing down their workout and practice routines for a little ache in the shins. But Scott & White orthopedic surgeon Darryl B. Thomas, MD, said working through the pain isn’t always in your best interest. “Doctors call it a tibial stress reaction; otherwise …





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Managing muscle cramps

Running, jumping, cycling—just about any activity can be halted suddenly by a muscle cramp—that abrupt, involuntary pain that contracts your muscles in a tight spasm. Alex Hainzinger, Scott & White Wellness Program Specialist, explains muscle cramps and offers advice on how to prevent them. “Muscle cramps occur when your muscle contracts and doesn’t relax. They …





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