Throbbing, aching discomfort in the lower legs that arises after walking or running activities.
Pain, burning, tingling sensations usually in the front of your leg (shin) that occurs with increased activity.
Laser / Microwave
Medical terminology: Anterior Tibialis Overuse/strain
How can you treat?
- Reduce/eliminate aggravating activity – give your body a chance to rest and repair itself.
- Ice/heat your shin – can help ease pain and swelling. 15-20mins every 3 to 4 hours for a few days or until the pain is gone.
- Custom orthotic – help reduce the stress in foot/leg muscles that cause shin splints/leg pain by supporting the foot arch and reducing overpronation.
- Proper footwear – make sure you are using the right footwear for the activity that gives you proper support and cushioning to avoid excessive strain on the foot/leg muscles.
- Laser therapy – by applying different strengths of wavelengths to the affected area, laser therapy increases blood flow and your body’s ability to heal itself.
Recommendation to prevent the issue:
- Proper footwear/orthotic therapy – improves foot/leg support and reduces stress on the leg muscles that cause shin splints/leg pain.
- Strengthening your foot and leg muscles – the stronger your foot/leg muscles are, the less susceptible they are to injury.
- Warmup & cool down stretches – prepare your body for activity by warming up to reduce excessive muscle strain and after activity perform a cool down routine to give your muscles a chance to calm down and not over contract (cramp).