In shin splints, vague symptoms such as pain of the lower leg, in the front or back, are experienced by the patient visiting Chicago Chiropractor. It is not easy to specifically define shin splints. Diseases that are known to cause shin splints are tendonitis, periostitis, muscle strain and interosseous membrane strain.
There are basically two types of shin splints in Chicago: 1. Anterior shin splints – are conditions that concern the muscles located at the front of the leg whose purpose is for shock absorption. When weak or stressed muscles due to continuous walking or running on hard bases and using shoes that are non-shock absorbing occur regularly, the force transfers to the shin bone, and the outcome is a shin splint. 2. Posterior shin splints – arise when it is the muscles at the back of the leg that are affected. Their function as ankle stabilizers is compromised when they are strained too much.
When shin splints are present, the pain is most commonly felt at the middle to the lower third of the shin bone. Stress fracture is an essential differential for shin splints, states Dr. Jason Fennema DC. But shin splints are usually not seen in x-rays, as they come out as normal.
Your chiropractor, of IL, will perform a thorough history and examination including orthopaedic, neurological testing and diagnostic radiography to determine the extent of you shin splints. After that, they will create a specially designed plan of management for your case.