When we put stress on our shins, as we do during running or exercise, the connective tissues that attach our leg muscles to our tibia can get inflamed. This inflammation is caused by tiny fractures in the muscles, tendons and bones of the shin. This pain is called “shin splints,” and although it usually goes away within a few days, it’s important to monitor to ensure that it doesn’t progress into a stress fracture.
Pain on the inside or outside of the lower leg over the tibia
Pulling apart in the lower leg or shin
Tenderness or soreness in the lower leg
Mild grades of an ACL injury will mean that the ligament has been stretched, but still offers stability for the knee. The ACL can stretch and become loose, which is known as a partial tear. A full tear of the ligament is the most severe state and will require surgery to repair. In any instance, ACL injuries happen in largely the same ways.
Shifting to more intense, more frequent, or longer workouts or runs
Working out or running without proper stretching
Flat feet or inadequate footwear
By reducing the inflammation, your chiropractor can help reduce your pain and give your body space to heal.
When you see how your technique can be improved, you can begin to enhance your performance in your favorite activities.
Aligning the body not only improves your walk, run and athletic performance, it enhances your every day.