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Shin Splints-periostitis of the tibia.

Shin splints are a result of microtears in muscle and bone tissue. It is an inflammation of the periosteum on the distal medial aspect of the tibia however it is possible to also get posterior shin splints which involves the tibialis posterior muscle.

Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, it is probably the most commonly known running injury. Usually caused by running, jumping or excessive walking on tiptoes- the muscles, tendons and bones have been overworked. The shin splints often occur in athletes who may have recently intensified or changed their training routines. Treatment often includes rest, ice and pain relievers.

Acupuncture, moxibustion, liniment and external balms see excellent results in helping resolve pain from shin splints. Acupuncture is a safe, effective, pain free method of relieving pain and aiding recovery. The initial session takes about 1 hour with any follow up lasting about 45 minutes. 

Instead of continually exercising with the injury and risking a stress fracture book in for some acupuncture and resolve the problem. Phone for an appointment or for further information.

"Adapt the remedy for the disease" (Chinese proverb)

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