Shin Splints And Yumeiho® Therapy
The term “shin splints” refers to pain along the shin bone (tibia) — the large bone in the front of your lower leg.
Shin splints, the catch-all term for lower leg pain that occurs below the knee either on the front outside part of the leg (anterior shin splints) or the inside of the leg (medial shin splints), are the bane of many athletes, runners, tennis players, even dancers.
Medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints often occur in athletes who have recently intensified or changed their training routines. The increased activity overworks the muscles, tendons and bone tissue.
The causes of shin splints are caused by repetitive stress on the shinbone and the connective tissues that attach your muscles to the bone.
There can be a number of factors at work, such as over pronation (a frequent cause of medial shin splints), inadequate stretching, worn shoes, or excessive stress placed on one leg or one hip from running on cambered roads or always running in the same direction on a track. Typically, one leg is involved and it is almost always the runner’s dominant one. If you’re right-handed, you’re usually right-footed as well, and that’s the leg that’s going to hurt.
But what exactly is a shin splint? There’s no end-all consensus among sports scientists, and theories have included small tears in the muscle that’s pulled off the bone, an inflammation of the periosteum [a thin sheath of tissue that wraps around the tibia, or shin bone], an inflammation of the muscle, or some combination of these.
If you have shin splints, you might notice tenderness, soreness or pain along the inner side of your shinbone and mild swelling in your lower leg. At first, the pain might stop when you stop exercising. Eventually, however, the pain can be continuous and might progress to a stress reaction or stress fracture.
It is advisable to take measures when the first symptoms appear. Most of the time it is all about a tension caused by either inadequate exertion or postural imbalance.
The techniques and procedures from Yumeiho® therapy will help you to understand how the human body works and, above all, will help you reach your goals.