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By Casey Cortney
Licensed Physical Therapist 

Physical Therapy Today: Physical therapy for shin splints

 


The shinbone or the tibia is the front surface of the lower leg. This part of the body is under constant stress and strain when we walk, jump and run.

An overuse injury happens when a certain threshold of tolerance is crossed. This is a condition called shin splints. Intense pain occurs on the front, inside, outside and at times, the back of the lower leg. If left untreated, this pain can lead to stress fractures of the tibia. Shin splints occur due to damage and inflammation of the muscle, tendons, and bone. The pain can be rather unbearable, forcing individuals to take prolonged periods o...



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