What are shin splints?
Shin splints is a blanket term used to describe pain at the front of the lower leg. Often affecting runners, the most common cause of shin splints is inflammation of the periostium (a thin layer of cells covering the bone) of the tibia (lower leg bone). The muscles of the lower leg, when engaged in prolong contraction and rest, which occurs in runnning, tug on the periostium eventually causing shin pain and inflammation. A painful/ sore region measuring 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) in length is usually present. Pain is typically noted within the first hour of the workout, then decreases only to reappear near the end of the workout. Shin splint discomfort is often initially described as dull; however, if the precipitating activity continues, the pain can become so severe that it causes the athlete to stop workouts entirely.<
strong class="subtitle">Treatment for Shin Splints
Most sports physicians and trainers advocate the "relative rest" approach to treating shin splints. This includes changing the pace and nature of the workout; for example stationary bike and swimming; icing the painful area, rest periods, anti-inflammation medications (as needed), Ace wrap/ taping for mild compression and support; stretching exercises, checking for possible footwear deficiencies such as poor arch support, and gradual increase in running activities as symptoms improve. In addition, lymphatic massage can help move out inflammatory products, decreasing the recovery timeframe. Endermotherapy is a new form of mechanized massage that accomplishes this. Endermotherapy increases lymph and blood circulation to muscles and skin by 300%, lasting up to six hours post-treatment.
Endermotherapy is excellent treatment for:
- long distance runners suffering leg cramps
- marathon runners wanting faster recovery times between events
- triathletes wanting more muscular endurance and responsiveness
- track and field athletes needing ultimate leg muscle performance
- runners in general who suffer from shin splints, IT band syndrome, leg cramps
- golfers wanting to add more distance to their swing
- swimmers wanting more range of arc in their stroke
- tennis players wanting more power from their back muscles to serve faster
- boxers or mixed martial artists who want to recover faster from their grueling training sessions
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