Shin Splints and Chiropractic

If you are a regular runner, you’ve probably experienced shin splints a time or two. Shin Splints are defined as the pain associated with the repeated overuse of the lower extremities. As annoying as they are to deal with, there are ways a chiropractor can help relieve the symptoms associated with shin splints.

-Joint Adjustments: Have a chiropractor take a look at your ankle, knee and hip motions. Normal body motion occurs when the joints function properly, so correcting the underlying bio mechanical cause of the pain is really the only way to recover from shin splints. A chiropractor can determine the source of your shin splints and recommend a treatment plan that works for your running needs.

-Kinesiology tape: If you’re experiencing pain from over pronation (or fallen arches) which tends to lead to your tibia taking all the impact instead of your ankle, kinesiology tape, like Rock Tape, can help aid in the support of the arches and ankle. Ask your chiropractor if they are able to help tape areas that need more support.

If you or someone you know suffers from shin splints this summer, give us a call at (952) 500-8477! We would love to be able to help anyone who is looking to stay active and pain free this summer!!

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2 Responses to Shin Splints and Chiropractic

  1. My husband has started complaining about pain in his knee. I think it’s because of playing basketball so much and I really think he needs to see a chiropractor. A chiropractor can correctly adjust his body to function again. Thanks for the post.

    • westendchiro says:

      Definitely! A chiropractor could access his bio mechanics and get him feeling and performing better in no time!

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