A shin splint is pain that's concentrated along your shin bone. The pain can be anywhere (or everywhere) between your knee and your ankle. Although it's often thought of as a problem suffered by only runners or joggers, shin splints can happen to anyone. They may occur after long walks, after repeatedly going up and down stairs, or even after horseplay.
In some cases, rest and abstaining from the activity that triggered the shin splints is enough to solve the problem. However, in many cases, the pain continues even after stopping the triggering movements and becomes a chronic problem. The best way to avoid chronic shin splints is to seek treatment as soon as the pain starts.
Regular chiropractic care is beneficial in maintaining a strong and healthy body, which helps many avoid shin splints in the future.
Other strategies to help prevent shin splints can include:
Chiropractic care at Denver Vitality Center utilizes a three-prong approach:
To accomplish these goals, treatment starts with pain relief. This may take the form of chiropractic adjustments, pressure wave therapy, or both.
Dr. Armbruster performs chiropractic adjustments to help gently stretch specific muscles, which allows for better blood flow and faster healing.
Pressure wave therapy helps the bones and soft tissues apply their own regenerative and reparative abilities in the most effective way possible. The treatment is entirely non-invasive and is FDA cleared.
Treatment may also include specially prescribed exercises. You can do these strengthening exercises at home every day to help reduce the chance of shin splints in the future.
Suffering from the misery of shin splints? You don't have to live with this pain any longer. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Armbruster at Denver Vitality Center online or call now to get relief fast.
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