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How to Prevent Shin Splints

Prevent shin splints

Shin splints are a fairly common problem, experienced on the inside of the lower legs of casual and serious athletes alike. The benefits of an active lifestyle outweigh the discomfort of shin splints, but it can be extremely painful for some individuals. Don’t let the temporary pain keep you from enjoying your favourite sport or aerobic activity. Take a few simple steps to prevent and limit the severity of shin splints or seek relief from a pain clinic in Calgary.

Tips for Preventing Shin Splints

Shin splints are caused by repetitive stress on the shinbone and the connective tissues that attach your muscles to the bone. Try these steps to ease the pain:

  • Treat the Cause – Visiting professional chiropractors at a local pain clinic in Calgary will help you pinpoint the cause of your shin splints. Often flat feet, old injuries like an ankle sprain, or poor posture are to blame. Corrective orthotics or other adjustments may help relieve the pain.

  • Warm Up – Don’t skip a proper warm up before starting your run or other activity. Shin splints can become worse after a period of inactivity, and warming up is crucial for loosening and warming the tendons and muscles. Properly warming up your body can minimize the pain during and after exercise.

  • Treat the Pain – Seek the help of pain relief experts to determine the best treatment for your shin splints. If you are experiencing severe pain during or after exercise, you will likely need to reduce your level of activity. You may also be advised to follow a routine of daily stretches, and apply ice and heat to the lower legs. Take note of the pain you experience, how it progresses, changes, and when or if it resolves itself. That way your chiropractor will be able to give you more targeted treatment.


Get Relief from Shin Splints in Calgary at an Established Pain Clinic


Alberta Back & Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic can give you relief from the pain of shin splints. With personalized care, custom treatment plans and advice about the type of sports, shoes, and equipment you use, we offer a host of services to get rid of your shin splints and keep you active including computerized Footmaxx foot function analysis and custom made orthotics if needed to correct abnormal foot function, active release therapy to loosen tight muscles and release scar tissue from old injuries, cold laser therapy to reduce inflammation and increase healing and shockwave therapy to heal injuries. Our team has expertise in pain management and we want you to be able to take part in your favourite activities without the agony of shin splints.


Call the team at Alberta Back & Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic today to book your assessment today. Call us at 403-234-0040 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.

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