Shin Splints Treatment and Prevention with Our Midtown Manhattan Chiropractor
Shin splints are a common complaint among Midtown Manhattan runners, and at Rockefeller Health Medical our Hell's Kitchen chiropractor staff has helped thousands of New Yorkers get back to the pavement and run without pain. Of course, shin splints aren't a syndrome specific just to those who run, so you still may be dealing with symptoms related to this condition even if you aren't known to lace up your running sneakers.
What Are Shin Splints?
The clinical term for shin splints is medial tibial stress syndrome. It occurs when the tissues around the tibia (shin bone) become inflamed and irritated, including the muscles, tendons, fascia, and even the tibial bone itself.
Like many types of sports injury, shin splints usually develop due to repetitive stress. We see it occur a lot with activities involving a lot of high impact movements, such as running, jumping, and dancing. Overuse (over-training) is a common risk factor, but other risk factors include:
- A sudden increase in physical activity
- Flat and/or rigid arches
- Improperly fitting footwear
Symptoms of Shin Splints
The key symptom of shin splints is pain on the inside of the shin bone. The shin itself may feel tender to touch, and pain may increase during weight-bearing activities. Pain is often described as sharp or alternatively dull and throbbing.
How a Chiropractor in Midtown West and East Can Manage Shin Splints
Dr. Anthony Conte is happy to meet with you or your loved one if shin splints are becoming a problem. Your time with a chiropractor in Midtown West and East can resolve your shin splints in several ways:
- First, we'll confirm a shin splint diagnosis. We'll have to rule out other possible causes of anterior shin pain, including stress fractures and compartment syndrome. We use diagnostic imaging, physical tests, and patient history questionnaires to help us solidify a diagnosis.
- We'll employ non-invasive and drug-free techniques to reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling. Such services may include kinesiotaping, massage therapy, acupuncture, corrective exercises, and physical therapy modalities like electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and cold or heat therapy.
- We'll also employ techniques to help you avoid shin splints in the future. These may include postural re-training (chiropractic adjustments can help drastically), body mechanics re-training, and lifestyle advice including nutritional counseling.
Shin Splints Holding You Back in NYC? Walk, Run, and Jump Without Pain With Help From Our Midtown East and West Chiropractic Team
If you live in the NYC area of 10036 and would like holistic, drug-free relief from your shin splints or other sports injury, contact our chiropractic team today at (212)-388-5050.