Shin Splints Exercises
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In our experience as Foot and Ankle experts, foam rolling is an excellent solution for easing your pain from Shin Splints. When you have Shin Splint pain, it is common for the muscles in the area to become tight and painful. They can reduce the range of movement in the ankle joint and contribute to worsening your symptoms. Using a foam roller correctly can relieve your symptoms, and when combined with the best stretches, footwear and rehabilitation exercises, it can cure your Shin Splints.
James McCormack is a Physical Therapist who specializes in foot & ankle injuries. James-mccormack.com participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
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There are hundreds of different types, shapes and sizes of foam rollers, so it can be a minefield when trying to know the best foam roller for your Shin Splints. The best foam roller should also be firm so that it doesn’t sink under your weight, as this can make it challenging to use.
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The Tibialis Anterior Muscle and the Calf muscle are the two muscles that are likely to get tight and painful from Shin Splints. Below are our recommendations on how and when to foam roll these muscles for Shin Splints relief.
If performed incorrectly, Foam Rolling can worsen the Shin Splints symptoms. In our experience, you should avoid Foam Rolling directly on the shin bone.
Foam Rolling the Calf and Tibialis Anterior muscles are more likely to provide pain relief from Shin Splints.
This article is written by James McCormack, a Lower Limb Specialist who is an expert in treating Shin Splints.
This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack if you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this article. James offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments weekly and face-to-face appointments in his London clinic.