Tag: shin pain

Shin pain in runners; how should this be treated?

Shin pain in runners; how should this be treated? Shin pain is a common complaint we hear from runners.   While the idea that shin splints may be the condition, a persons body style and running adaptations to their own body mechanics may be the reason for the pain. Shin pain is caused by impact.   Asymmetries in our gait can cause us to under and over stride which affects core functions, tightens the lateral fascia in the legs and reduces shock absorption from the ground up. The end result is shin pain which can lead to stress reactions and Read More »

Shin splints and running; 3 things you can do now to get relief.

Shin splints and running; 3 things you can do now to get relief. Shin splints are a common complaint of runners.  Most runners have suffered through the pain, or worse, had the complaint turn into a stress fracture or stress reaction. Typically, people with shin splints overpronate, or have feet that fall in and turn out as they walk.  This stresses the insertions of the tibialis anterior and posterior muscles.   The insertions of these muscles is at the bone, unlike other muscles that have tendons. People who are growing and have Osgood Schlatter’s disease actually have a bad case of Read More »