Chiropractic Treatment For Shin Splints

by Administrator 29. August 2018 13:29

Also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, shin splints are a common strain injury induced by certain activities such as running, jogging, playing basketball, walking for long distances, sprinting on hard surfaces, etc. Pain associated with shin splints usually stops when an activity triggering the pain is stopped. However, in some cases the pain becomes worse in spite of stopping the activity.

The shin helps in absorbing shock while we take steps by raising our toes and supporting the arch of the foot. However, failing to stretch before exercising, wearing the wrong type of shoes, over-exerting the body and skipping periods of rest causes swollen and irritated muscles thus increasing the risk of shin splints. It is interesting to note that people with flat feet are more susceptible to shin splints.

Chiropractic treatment is a great way of treating and rehabilitating shin splints and preventing them in future. In less severe cases, a single visit is enough to give relief from pain but if the injury is serious, a couple of visits will be required for lasting relief.

The premise behind chiropractic treatment is to focus on treating the patient in a holistic way. First an attempt is made to get rid of the pain with ample rest and ice. Then various therapeutic measures are adopted after a thorough exam and X-ray.

The focus is on aligning the entire skeleton to promote healing. Misalignments in the spine are believed to be the root cause of all problems in the body. The muscular and skeletal system of the body are interconnected which is why when one aspect of the spine is affected, it leads to problems like shin splints. In addition to the spine, chiropractic adjustments are also performed on the calf, ankle and foot to treat shin splints. The adjustments stretch the muscles affected and enhance blood flow.

Benefits Of Treating Shin Splints With Chiropractic Care:

  • The best thing about chiropractic treatment is that it is a completely natural, drug-free and safe way of treating any problem in the body.
  • Suggested stretches and exercises must be performed at home 1-3 times daily. They help in strengthening and healing the affected area.
  • It focuses on the body as a whole thus improving the overall well-being of an individual.
  • It can be safely used in conjunction with other modes of treatment such as trigger point therapy, acupuncture, laser therapy, etc.

To schedule an appointment with the chiropractors, call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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