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How to avoid osteitis this summer

What is osteitis?

Our skeleton has a bone membrane at the end where, among other things, muscles attach, which allows us to move the skeletal part. The periosteum can be sensitive to pain, and if the load becomes too great, it can become irritated and/or inflamed. Although it is called periosteitis, in most cases it is not inflammation. 

What symptoms do you have?

You have pain on the front of the lower leg, on the inside of the tibia. Usually hurts when running, long walks or jumping/landing.

Why do you get meningitis?

Osteoarthritis is an overload, and this is what you get when the load on a tissue becomes too great compared to what it is used to. 

Common reasons can be that you started running too hard, track and field athletes or that you were on holiday and walked a lot in less good shoes.

How is it treated?

Meningitis is, as I said, an overload, a symptom that the wear and tear has been too great. Taking a break from the provocative activity(s) is wise.

There can sometimes be other reasons behind it. Why do you only get it on one leg? You run equally on both legs...

If you go to a good therapist, they can assess this, for example:

  • Buttock muscles that are not active enough
  • Weakness in the lower leg muscles
  • Stiffness in ankles, knees or hips

Exercise for meningitis:

Resting from the provocative activity (e.g. running) can be a good start. Depending on how much pain you are in, you may need to rest completely, alternatively reduce it. In the meantime, you can try alternative training for a while, such as cycling, rowing, cross trainer, swimming or strength training.

Use comfortable shoes. Lying on your back and doing foot circles daily is usually good, about 1-2 minutes 2-3 times a day. Toe raises on stairs, approx. 15x3.

Have a nice time!

/Naprapat, Filip

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