In shin splints, vague symptoms such as pain of the lower leg, in the front or back, are experienced by the patient visiting The Specific Chiropractic Center. Shin splints cover a lot of meanings. Among the conditions seen as the cause of shin splints are muscle strain, interosseous membrane strain, tendonitis and periostitis.
The two known types of shin splints in Oakland are: 1. Anterior shin splints – this is the label given when the muscles at the front of the leg are affected. Since they are the shock absorbers, overuse due to running, walking or using shoes that are not padded will result in the force being transferred to the shin bone. As a result, a shin splint develops. 2. Posterior shin splints – occur when it is the muscles at the back of the leg that are involved. Too much pronation can cause excessive strain on these muscles which act as ankle stabilizers.
The pain in shin splints is usually felt in the middle to the lower third of the shin bone. Stress fracture is an essential differential for shin splints, states Dr Lauren Clum DC. But x-rays will not show shin splints, as they come out usually as normal.
Your knowledgeable chiropractor, of CA, will conduct a complete history and examination that includes orthopaedic, neurological testing and radiographic studies to know the level of severity of your shin splints. Then a plan of management that is appropriate to your case will be developed just for you.