Temecula Chiropractor – Shin Splints

In Temecula and Murrieta we have a lot of active people.  Everything ranging from runners, swimmers, cyclists, and your occasional weekend warrior.  Many people have experienced some sort of shin pain in their lives.  The most often talked about is shin splints.  Shin Splints is extremely common amongst runners, especially when they start to increase their mileage from what is their norm.  Athletes from other sports, such as basketball or soccer, can also develop shin splints from the pounding they receive from the court or grass.  Increased tension of the muscles on the front and back part of the leg pulls on the covering of the bone (periosteum) and causes the constant inflammation and irritation to the area.  The tibialis posterior and the tibialis anterior muscles are most common culprits in shin splints.

Anterior Shin Spints vs. Posterior Shin SplintsShin Splint Pain

There are many causes of shin splints, but one of the most commonly accepted causes is due to muscular tension constantly pulling the periosteum where it attaches to the bone.  Dr. Horst is very experienced in treating shin splints and significantly decreasing shin pain.  Dr. Horst utilizes ART to treat the muscles of the anterior and posterior leg which can help significantly by decreasing the tension and the inflammation.  Your Temecula Chiropractor Dr. Horst in most cases will have the athlete back to light-normal activities within 4-6 treatments.  If you or someone you know is suffering with shin pain, contact your local Temecula Chiropractor Dr. Horst today!