A guest article by our experts Nils Heim and Lasse Ahl.
Under normal circumstances, the early summer is the time when the season, the fight for promotion and relegation, enters the hot phase.
After months of winter break and an exhausting and nerve-racking preparation, the teams could start regular business again. In the cold and wet March and April, the teams fought for the muddy three points.
In May, the weather becomes nicer, the outdoor catering at the sports fields enjoys increasing popularity and the die-hard fans stand on the sidelines in T-shirts and sunglasses and loudly shout "the 3 has yellow already"!
Not so this year. Most of the amateur leagues have been cancelled and the season annulled, as was the case in May 2020. The players have not met for regular training on the pitch for almost seven months now.
But the "light at the end of the tunnel", much described by virologists, seems to be in sight. The first teams are already returning to the pitch.
For many athletes, these are the first intensive training sessions on the pitch. In this blog entry, we would like to address a particular symptom that you may have experienced first hand:
Shin Splint Syndrome - medial tibial stress syndrome, or MTSS for short.