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Shin Splints

If you’ve experienced pain along the front or sides of your shin after consecutive long runs, or even jumping, you may want to listen up!

You could be experiencing medial tibial stress syndrome, or better known as shin splints. This issue is categorised as an ‘overuse’ injury, which can arise as muscular tension builds in the anterior shin. It can be due to poor soft tissue mobility/flexibility as a secondary effect from poor recovery in between your running, or poor knee & ankle control/strength, but nevertheless there are preventative measures that can be taken to help combat this experience.

The shin consists of the tibia & fibula, which also have a number of muscles attaching between the two bones in this area. When these muscles become overused and progressively tighten, they can pull on the tibia or fibula causing pain.

To get your shin pain back under control, we have a protocol for you: RELEASE, MOBILISE & STRENGTHEN.

Refer to our instagram post for the exercises to target these 3 factors!

Our caring and friendly Chatswood, North Sydney or Sydney CBD Physio Team would love to help you out, so reach out to us if you have any questions!


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