Shin splints are another common lower extremity injury. This anterior shin pain can be caused from high repetition activities like running, soccer, or football. The pain usually stems from either inflammation of the muscle in front of your shin (Tibialis Anterior) or irritation to the periosteum (the outermost layer of tissue surrounding a bone). A thorough screening from a medical professional of the ankle, knee, hip and low back can give greater insight as to what tissues are affected and which muscles and joints may be weak or restricted.
If these symptoms sound familiar or you are having other lower leg symptoms that are preventing you from doing the activities you love, give us a call. We can give you the information and the help you need to get you back to your healthy, active lifestyle — fast.