Shin Splints

Shin Splints

If you've ever gone for a run without warming up properly or when wearing worn out shoes, you may have felt shin pain the next day. Shin splints are pretty common and are an overuse injury affecting the shinbone (tibia). The shinbone is the large bone in the front of the lower leg, between the knee and ankle.

What Causes Shin Splints?

Shin splints are caused by repetitive stress on the shinbone and tissues that attach the muscle to the bone. The repetitive force on the shin bone causes the muscles to swell. This increases pressure and pain against the bone, leading to inflammation. A sudden increase to your typical workout, such as running for a longer distance, or dimbing longer and higher, is a cause. Often, beginner runners who don't warm up or stretch properly before running are the ones who most commonly get shin splints. Weak ankle muscles contribute to developing shin splints, as can shoes without proper support. Usually, the runner's dominant leg is affected by the shin splint more than the con-dominant leg, however, shin splints can be experienced in both legs at the same time.

How Class IV Laser Therapy Helps Shin Splints

Class IV Laser Therapy benefits shin splints because it reduces pain, reduces inflammation and accelerates healing. it reduces pain by reducing the neuronal impulses and increasing the release of endorphins. It reduces inflammation by decreasing the inflammatory factors and reduction of edema by dilating lymphatics. It accelerates healing by increasing the blood flow, releasing cytokines and stimulating fibroblast activity and collagen production.

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