If you’re experiencing extreme discomfort in your inner and outer lower legs, then there’s a very good chance that you have shin splints. Trekking over to your doctor or local physical therapist can be frustrating, if you have a busy schedule, so I wanted to share with you how to treat shin splints at home so you can save yourself a headache in traffic.
If you want to know how to treat shin splints at home then you’re in luck because there’s a certified personal trainer named Gary Buchenic who after suffering from shin splints for more than of decade finally found a way to stop his pain forever.
Now as a massage therapist whose treated hundreds of long distance runners and master sprinters, getting rid of shin splints is difficult, especially with just massage. I’ll be honest, if you came to me with shin splints and said, “Morgan, fix me,” I wouldn’t turn you away because sometimes I’m lucky and the power of Asclepius (Greek god of healing) flows through my hands and miracles sometimes happen…but I digress…what I would do is give you a lower leg massage and do my best to work out the knots. Then I’d advise you to learn a way how to treat shin splints at home.
The clients I’ve treated who have had shin splints complain of the sharp shooting pains in the lower part of the shin bone or “tibia”. They’ve reported that traditional shin splints treatments like icing, rest and painkillers provide only short term relief because they don’t target the main symptom which is pain.
However trying to fix all the symptoms alone is only going to lead to more pain, frustration and short-lived relief because pain isn’t the REAL problem… pain is your body’s desperate message that something is very WRONG inside…
Now, remember that guy Gary, I mentioned earlier, after 3 years of careful research, and painstaking trial and error, figured out how to treat shin splints at home. Then what he did was he used what he learned to help his own personal training clients get rid of their shin splints as well.
He explains that “You only need to do 3 things: Find out what’s causing your pain, treat the pain, and finally treat the underlying causes.”
1. Excessive pronation (rolling inward – toe down)
2. Weak or inflexible calf muscles
3. Poor biomechanics or running technique
Gary points out that if these problems remain untreated, your pain will NEVER go away. Once you treat these underlying problems, you will finally be able to get rid of shin splints.
In his latest book “Stop Shin Splints Forever“, Gary breaks down this step-by-step method and makes it super easy so that anyone can follow along and learn how to treat shin splints at home. From identifying exactly what’s causing your pain, to getting relief from your pain in 24 hours or less, and all the way to getting LASTING relief every step is covered.
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