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Stress Fractures & Shin Splints

Stress Fractures & Shin Splints Treatment from our Edmonds Chiropractor

At the Optimal Health Chiropractic & Massage Clinic, our Edmonds chiropractic team has worked with many people suffering from the often uncomfortable symptoms of stress fractures and shin splints (the latter clinically known as medial tibial stress syndrome).

two runners who could suffer from shin splints and stress fractures from sports injuries

Stress Fractures & Shin Splints Explained

Stress fractures—small cracks in bone, typically occurring in the bones of the feet—often present with pain and swelling in the foot, especially on the top. Shin splints—micro-damage to the muscles, bones, and other tissues in the front of the lower leg—can lead to tenderness and pain on your shin. Both may become worse with movement but can also cause pain at rest. They can be significantly debilitating and limit a person's ability to walk and climb stairs—let alone participate in their desired sport!

Who Is at Risk for Shin Splints or a Stress Fracture?

You may think that only runners get stress fractures or shin splints. In fact, our Edmonds chiropractic team sees many other types of athletes struggling with these conditions, including CrossFitters, ballet dancers, basketball players, and volleyball players. Anyone engaging in impact sports (e.g., those involving a lot of running, jumping, pivoting, etc.) may be at risk.

Your risk exponentially increases if certain other factors are presents, such as:

  • Poor technique 
  • Improper training and warm-up (doing "too much too soon")
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Inadequate nutrition, hydration, and rest

Even unique biomechanical aspects of an individual's body (such as inflexible ankles and hips, poor posture, and/or tight muscles) may inadvertently place increased stress on their shins and foot bones, leading to strain and injury.

How a Chiropractor Treats Shin Splints, Stress Fractures & Other Types of Sports Injury

A common misperception about shin splints and stress fractures is that they're caused by repetitive movement. This isn't necessarily true—after all, not all marathoners and other active people get them, despite how much "repetitive movement" they perform. To this end, it's our job to connect you with a chiropractor who can tease out the unique contributing factors to your injury and address these issues as well as resolve your symptoms. 

Here are a few services we offer which can dramatically facilitate healing of these two common conditions: 

  • Corrective exercises for stretching and strengthening
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Postural re-training

Contact Our Edmonds Chiropractor for Sports Injury Treatment

Contact us by calling 425-329-7266 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Edmonds and get back on the road to health, vitality, and exercise! You can also schedule your appointment online, so don't hesitate to get in touch!

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