Shin Splints

Symptoms:

Symptoms of shin splints include pain, swelling and tenderness to touch to the front part of the lower leg. Pain may also occur in the muscles or along either side of the shin bone depending on the precise cause. Some feel it only during certain exercises, and some only after exercise.

Cause:

Shin splints refer to the inflammation of the fibrous covering of the bone and attached muscle fibers which causes pain. Shin splints are the result of repeated pounding or impact on hard surfaces during activities such as running, tennis, or basketball.

It is quite common to have a shin splint. 13% of all running injuries are shin splints and they are very common to professional dancers.

Treatment:

Pain-reducing medications, massage and chiropractic adjustments are common treatments for back pain. At Power Massage, we use a form of neuro-muscular reeducation and by working with our clients, together we can achieve immediate results that have been unavailable before. We do this by reducing muscle inflammation and elongating the muscles which gives us the results your looking for.

Not all massage is the same. The neuro-muscular technique used by our staff of professional therapists has been very effective for many of our patients. Here is what Karen has to say:

“ When I walked into your office I didn’t know what to expect. On the very first visit you clearly showed me that you really cared about my recovery and even took more time to make sure I was feeling better before I left your office. I tried other methods of treatment before coming into your office but clearly no one showed the care in my recovery than you. In a short time I was walking and sleeping without pain. I recommend your services to everyone I talk to. I am sincerely thankful.”

-Karen G.