Shin Splints

RUNNING INJURIES

Shin Splints

Known medically as compartment syndrome, shin splints are symptomatically experienced with pain along the border of the shin. The pain is due to excessive pressure within the fascial compartments of the lower leg, primarily the anterior and posterior compartments. Pain will present typically at the same time during exercise as pressure builds up within the fascial compartment, and the pain will be relived with rest or stopping running.

Treatment will address the muscular imbalances between the fascial compartments, focusing on the primary muscles of agitation associated with the condition. Homecare will focus on restoring muscular balance through stretching and strengthening in order to have you back running as soon as possible.