Lower leg pain is incredibly common in runners, both new and experienced. And right now, in this year of unusual and different training for so many, new aches and pains are creeping up. This leads to a lot of unhappy runners!
As runners, we put a lot of stress on our body in many ways – physically, mentally, emotionally…you name it! Unfortunately, this tends to result in injuries. And bone stress injuries are always close to the top of that list. A recent study from the National Institutes of Health showed eumenorrheic female athletes have a spinal BMD of 5-15% below non-active individuals! With a lower BMD, runners tend to be at a greater risk for these bone stress injuries.