Can Chiropractic Care Help Shin Splints?

Shin splints – a runner’s greatest fear. Caused by hairline fractures and muscle tears in the shinbone and anterior tibialis, shin splints can strike at any time, and leave you in a tremendous amount of pain. While runners and athletes are most commonly affected by this type of injury, it can also affect people who are on their feet all day, like nurses, security workers, and grocery clerks.

When searching for treatment options, you may be wondering whether chiropractic care can help.

Can Chiropractic Care Help Shin Splints?

In short, yes. But in order to effectively recover from this type of injury, you need to correct the underlying issue. Fortunately, chiropractic care focuses on restoring the biomechanics of the knee and the foot to its proper function, minimizing strain on the tibialis anterior (the main cause of the pain) and allowing it to heal properly.

A chiropractor may also recommend using certain foot orthotics to correct further issues that may be causing the shin splints. In some cases, active release muscle therapy may also be used to minimize scar tissue and reduce spasms in the muscle.

Misalignments in the hip, spine or ankle can also cause shin splints, and a chiropractor can help this as well. Chiropractic adjustments may alleviate pain and prevent future shin splints.

If you’re suffering from shin splints, a chiropractor can provide immediate relief while also helping you correct the underlying cause of the pain.

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