So I am new to BFR, new to the site, and really just getting back into running after many, many years. What led me to this point is that I started running about six months ago and fell in love with it - it has literally changed my life (I know, I sound like that guy on the video...) - I have lost tons of weight, I have more energy, I am a happier person, all that stuff that we all love about it. But I developed shin-splints and my knees started to hurt, so I started researching... That led me to VFFs and a lot of form stuff, and all that has helped - tremendously. Continuing my research, I found BFR and a couple of websites like this one. Now, I completely buy into the rationale behind BFR and it all makes a lot of sense to me, so I am not a cynic - I am a believer - and I just started BFR this week. I actually just finished my third BF run a couple hours ago. My question has to do with all the stuff I have been reading on here. TMTS, TOFP, blisters, stress fractures, etc... And then I have read stuff about compression socks, toe splints, and other implements to help with BFR. This kind of confuses me. I am new, so I know I have a lot to learn, or maybe re-learn is more accurate, but isn't the point to get away from injury and our reliance on other aides? Aren't we trying to recapture our natural selves? It seems like there are just as many downfalls with BFR as running in shoes, and I desperately want to avoid any more injuries that would cause me to have to stop for any amount of time. Any thoughts? I truly appreciate it.