Event Title

Studies and Prevention of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Poster Number

067

Faculty Mentor

Joni Boyd, Ph.D.

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Location

Richardson Ballroom – DiGiorgio Campus Center

Start Date

12-4-2019 2:15 PM

End Date

April 2019

Description

The purpose of this review was to better understand how to prevent and treat medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Research shows that MTSS is caused by a bone stress reaction that is located on the tibial cortex. With the constant use of our legs, it is not uncommon to see athletes develop MTSS. The studies in this review of literature examine multiple ways that can help prevent MTSS from occurring. The methods in these studies include running programs that indicate how the individual runs from a biomechanical side, exercises such as lunges, Q-stretch, and a few others that help indicate how MTSS is occurring. These methods showed the root from how MTSS is occurring, which will help lead to the problem of how to prevent it. The methods on how to prevent MTSS included a variety of orthotics placed in runners’ shoes. In addition, the decrease in leg girth will help minimize the development of MTSS. These methods were shown to prevent stress fractures from occurring, and to treat MTSS if the individual is already affected. Participants have shown a positive response to the prevention techniques. In conclusion, this review can be important for runners to help decrease the risk of MTSS developing, an occurrence that could affect their daily lives. Lastly, this review can help individuals gain a better understanding of how MTSS occurs and learn techniques to treat this syndrome.

Course Assignment

PESH 381 – Boyd

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Studies and Prevention of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Richardson Ballroom – DiGiorgio Campus Center

The purpose of this review was to better understand how to prevent and treat medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Research shows that MTSS is caused by a bone stress reaction that is located on the tibial cortex. With the constant use of our legs, it is not uncommon to see athletes develop MTSS. The studies in this review of literature examine multiple ways that can help prevent MTSS from occurring. The methods in these studies include running programs that indicate how the individual runs from a biomechanical side, exercises such as lunges, Q-stretch, and a few others that help indicate how MTSS is occurring. These methods showed the root from how MTSS is occurring, which will help lead to the problem of how to prevent it. The methods on how to prevent MTSS included a variety of orthotics placed in runners’ shoes. In addition, the decrease in leg girth will help minimize the development of MTSS. These methods were shown to prevent stress fractures from occurring, and to treat MTSS if the individual is already affected. Participants have shown a positive response to the prevention techniques. In conclusion, this review can be important for runners to help decrease the risk of MTSS developing, an occurrence that could affect their daily lives. Lastly, this review can help individuals gain a better understanding of how MTSS occurs and learn techniques to treat this syndrome.