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Shin Splints Info, Causes, and How We Can Help You!

Shin splints is the common term for medial tibial stress syndrome.  It refers to pain felt in the anterior portion of the lower leg.  Active individuals and athletes are the most prone to this injury.

Causes of Shin Splints:

Overuse and Repetitive Movements
Adhesion
Flat feet
Poor Running Technique
Poorly Fit Running Shows

Symptoms of Shin Splints:

Pain along the “shinbone” before, during, or after activity
Overlying skin may be red, irritated, or inflamed
Area is tender or sore to the touch

How We Help:

Although, diagnosing shin splints may be easy, getting rid of them often is not. Most cases of shin splints can be treated with conservative care. Manual therapy, joint manipulation, and therapeutic exercise all have proven benefits. It is important to get a thorough examination to determine what treatment is right for you!

If you think you have, or are struggling with shin splints call our office at 319-423-0925 or request an appointment below!

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