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This Month's Topic
One of the most common injuries we see is shin pain, particularly in runners. With so many events coming up over the next couple of months involving running, we thought this was a great topic to explore. I have put together some information below on the causes of shin pain, how our treatment can help in the resolution of this painful condition and how you can help yourself to speed up the process.
The Vital Bits
There are many contributors to shin pain, and a good practitioner will consider them all before commencing treatment. Typically in runners it’s the result of a sudden increase in training, a change of training surfaces or shoes. This can cause or highlight impaired calf muscle function, poor movement of the hip, knee, ankles joints and pronated feet.
Symptoms of shin pain commonly progresses in the following order, but it is possible to have all three signs at once:
Caring for Shin Pain
Initial rest from aggravating activates until the pain eases. In the case of stress fractures this can take 4-8 weeks.
¾ fill a polystyrene cup with water and freeze. Peel the cup back, starting at the top, until the ice is exposed and massage your shin for about 10mins per shin, up to four times a day. Peel more of the cup away as the ice melts.
After working so hard to build your fitness for an event, it’s disheartening to think it may be lost. Cross training with stationary cycling or swimming is an excellent way to maintain fitness.
Mandy Crawford, Doctor of Osteopathy