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Understanding is everything

Like any problem, a physical condition needs to be properly understood in order to be improved.

 

With the wealth of information available online it can be easy to feel confused and overwhelmed about what’s right for you. Here you’ll find not only relevant information regarding Podiatry but also common misconceptions and myths that I’ll set straight. Anything here that you’d like to discuss or find out more about, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Shin Splints

PODIATRY & BIOMECHANICS is leaded by Christophe Champs, specialised in Chiropody, Podiatry and Biomechanics to share his clinical experience over 12 years working around the world with athletes and challenging cases. Script: Today we are going to talk about the SHIN SPLINTS, a very common injury when running, affecting your shin right here on the shin bone (lower leg). That muscle inserted here tends to pull on the shin and generates this inflammation which becomes chronic and limits your activities. - EXAMPLE OF THE TIBIALIS ANTERIOR SHIN SPLINTS - The role of that muscle (Tibialis Anterior) is to slow down your foot when running, helping your foot to go from your heel to your forefoot without slapping the floor. Each time you lack of foot support, your foot ends up slapping the floor and you pull very strongly that muscle which generates an inflammation on the shin: What we call the SHIN SPLINTS. The best way to treat shin splints is at first to get a pair of orthotics (full length) to guide your foot all the way from your heel to your toes. Then a proper pair of supportive trainers, and to use the right lacing method. ADDITIONALLY To accelerate the healing process, keep in mind that your physiotherapist can help you a lot with your shin splints. Once supported and aligned with shoes and orthotics, your physiotherapist can work on your muscles (exercises, massages, acupuncture or needling. Music: Mes(s)merized Musician: Philip E Morris

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