Mel Collie | How to get rid of shin splints
My client has shin splints..if you’ve ever had these you will know that they are very painful, but why do you get them?
Maybe through sport like running or climbing, or even walking fast uphill, or wearing new trainers, theres quite a few different reasons, however, what can you do about it?
Using Neuro Kinetic therapy protocols, it makes common sense to look for the cause, otherwise you just keep on placing a plaster on the issue and it just keeps on returning, so thats why we test whats going on, however, shin splints can usually be treated this way:
Massage the tender area on your shins, usually its the Tibialis Anterior, so gently press around the area until you find that tender spot, and massage it for a minute. ,
Check your feet out whilst you do this, as you may find that your foot tends to be supinated…have a look at your shoes… see if you wear your shoes out more on the outer edge than the inner. This also contributes to shin splints.
Then strengthen the side of your leg, the TFL . Lie on your side, lift the leg to the height of your waist, and bring it forward 30 degrees, then slowly lift and lower the leg 3 – 5 times, rest, repeat a couple more times, ensuring good alignment throughout.
Above all, if you can, find an NKT therapist to assess you to see if your issue is the above, as this was the issue for my client, and has now been pain free for a while now after having shin splints for years.
Assessments from my home clinic in Portreath, North Cornwall.
Tel: 07800 797300
First assessments 90 minutes £49