Shin Splints are 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 splint 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.
Muscular tension can cause the constant pulling of the periosteum where it attaches to the bone. Treatment of the muscles of the anterior and posterior leg can help significantly decrease thetension and the inflammation. ART® is can significantly decrease pain associated with shin splints in about 4 – 6 treatments.