If you’re a runner or you stand on your feet for long periods of time, you may have experienced a sharp pain through the shin bone (tibia) while standing, walking or running. It can either happen sporadically, or be a chronic pain.
While the main symptom of a shin splint is caused by a constant contraction of the muscle at the front of the leg, the root of the problem is usually related to improper biomechanics of the foot and knee. If twisting of the shin bone called tibial torsion is occuring, the tibialis anterior is forced to work much harder than necessary. This can cause significant damage to the cartilage pad of the knee if left untreated.
This means that you must return the biomechanics of the foot and knee to proper function.
Chiropractic treatment for shin splints focuses on returning the biomechanics of the foot and knee to proper function in order to reduce strain on the tibialis anterior so that it may heal.
Active Release Techniques
ART can effectively reduce spasms and scar tissue within the muscle by specifically breaking down adhesions.
Graston Technique is equally as effective as ART in breaking down scar tissue and allowing for faster healing.