What are Shin Splints? No Your Shin Hasn’t Broken

What are Shin Splints? Shin splints is a painful injury in the shin or lower front part of the leg. Medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), it is attributed to 15-30 percent of leg injuries among aggressive atheletes who are excessively using leg power including runners, jumpers, swimmers, … Continue reading

How to Treat Shin Splints

However, in the past, shin splints are treated either with total rest or by straining it further despite the pain. The first option is preferable but not an option for the competitive lifestyle of athletes while the latter is a downright injurious labor. Today, doctors have developed the so-called relative rest approach. Continue reading

Shin Splints Causes – Avoid These At All Costs

It’s better to prevent an injury than to suffer quite an amount of time trying to recover from it. In order to prevent shin splints, you have to know what causes it. Among many other causes, these 5 that stands out: over/under pronation; abrupt increase of workout pace; running on a downward slope; inappropriate footwear; and frailty of the quad muscles.

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Shin Splints Massage

Massage therapy is an extremely effective treatment for shin splints. Always avoid massaging the affected area directly and seek professional advice. Obviously it is best to visit a qualified sports therapist, physiotherapist or massage therapist to get an effective and safe treatment. Continue reading