Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, is a common injury among athletes, especially runners. It is characterized by pain along the front or inside of the lower leg and can be caused by a variety of factors, including overuse, improper footwear, and biomechanical issues.
There are two types of shin splints: anterior and posterior. Anterior shin splints are caused by inflammation of the muscles and tendons that attach to the shin bone, while posterior shin splints are caused by inflammation of the muscles and tendons that attach to the back of the shin bone.
At Apollo Performance Chiropractic, we take a full-body approach to understanding the root cause of shin splints and developing a customized treatment plan for each patient. We use objective data like strength testing and force plate analysis to identify any biomechanical issues that may be contributing to the injury.
Our treatment approach may include a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription, and state-of-the-art treatment technologies such as shockwave therapy and blood flow restriction training. These treatments can help reduce pain, improve healing, and accelerate recovery time.
In addition to treating the injury, we also work with our patients to identify any lifestyle or training modifications that may be necessary to prevent future injuries. Our goal is to not only help our patients recover from their current injury but also to optimize their overall health and athletic performance.
If you are experiencing shin splints, don't let them keep you from achieving your athletic goals. Contact Apollo Performance Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment and get on the path to recovery.