Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as “shin splints,” is a common injury of the lower limb and one of the most common causes of exertional leg pain in athletes.
The most likely cause of your shin splints is the chronic inflammation of the muscular attachment along the back and inner part of the shinbone and bony changes, including periostitis or local bone stress reaction. Periostitis is a condition where the outer covering of a bone becomes swollen and painful due to overuse or repetitive stress.
The risk factors of shin splints can be multi-factorial, which includes:
The symptoms presents as a vague, dull pain starting from the middle of the lower leg and ending near the ankle. The pain normally diffused over 5cm and is often on both legs. The most common complication of shin splints is stress fracture, which presents as tenderness of the front of the lower leg.
In the early stage, you only feel pain at the beginning of the training, often disappear while exercising, only to return during the cool-down period. When shin splints get worse, the pain can remain during exercise and also could be present for days after last training.
Chiropractic care may be beneficial in managing medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)/shin splints.
Here are some ways in which our chiropractors in Joondalup may get you on the road to recovery .
It's important to note that the effectiveness of chiropractic care for shin splints may vary from person to person, and a multidisciplinary approach may be necessary for more severe cases.
Individuals with shin splints are highly susceptible to re-injury, here are tips to minimize the risk of shin splints:
If you're suffering from shin splints, Lakeside chiropractic clinic are here for you. We are located in Joondalup , central Walk. Our chiropractors can provide a holistic approach to managing shin splints by addressing the underlying causes of the condition and providing effective treatment options.
In addition to these treatment options, our chiropractors in Joondalup Lakeside Chiropractic can also provide rehabilitation exercises, education on proper footwear and training techniques, and advice on other lifestyle factors that can help prevent MTSS from recurring. Lakeside chiropractic located in Joondalup may manage the pain and discomfort of shin splints, and improve your overall quality of life. Book online at www.lakesidechiro.com.au or by calling our friendly reception team on 9300 0095.Schedule an Appointment