Runners Aren’t the Only Ones: Shin Splints

Runners Aren’t the Only Ones: Shin Splints

The term “shin splints” can cause some confusion, as the term can refer to general pain in the front of the lower leg (the shin), or to specific pathologies that cause this pain.  The term medial tibial stress syndrome more accurately describes this common and painful condition caused by repetitive stress to the lower leg, specifically to muscles that “flex” the foot (dorsiflexors).  Pain is felt on the inside (medial side) of one or both shins, and pain can range from mild to debilitating.

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Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a new treatment technique that is entering the physical therapy world and is having great results! Chesapeake Bay Aquatic and Physical Therapy offers laser therapy at our Laurel location. “Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and facilitate improved function and mobility” (Laser Therapy).

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