Shin Splints – All You Need To Know

Let us first understand what shin splints are!

Shin splints can be said to be a broad title, which includes a number of pains which can affect the shin area. Shin splints also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a common condition occurring in soldiers and runners. However, it can happen to anyone else also. The main cause of this problem is shoes – if you walk in shoes for a long duration of time, you can face the condition.

Why does this occur? One of the reasons is that when we walk for prolonged periods in our shoes, the tendons and muscles usually rub against the shin bone. This leads to an inflammation. It is also said to be a friction burn, which is a bit more intense. The pain in the shin is quite difficult and causes a lot of discomfort in people.

There are a few things which need to be taken into account with MTSS. If you are feeling a pain in the shin, remember that you should not train this pain. If you do this, the inflammation shall increase further and it will become unbearable. If you have an injury and you train for a long time, it is going to aggravate further and cause more discomfort.

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Is Your Neck Injury Causing Shoulder Pain Too?

Several people face shoulder and neck pain at the same time. This is often referred to as ‘shneck pain’ by experts, which means shoulder and neck pain. Keep reading to know how your neck injury can cause your shoulder pain and what you can do about this pain.

If you got a neck injury, why does your shoulder hurt too?

You need to know that there are many nerves which begin in the neck and they run through the arms. If you happen to injure on such nerve in the neck, the pain can radiate to the shoulders. It can also slowly move down to the arms. This kind of pain is said to be a referred pain. This is a pain which is felt in a body part, which is not its original source. Often, a pain which starts in the neck is felt in shoulder. I have a mate who experienced this first hand as a result of his working environment. He runs Towing Werribee so sits in a tow truck for the most part of his day. Due to his poor posture whilst slouched behind a wheel for the greater part of 8 hours a day, 6 days a week he developed a pain in his neck. A few weeks later, left untreated this pain started to radiate down to his shoulders and no amount of pain killers gave him ease. The end result was intensive physiotherapy for 3 months and a long list of exercises he can do throughout the day behind the wheel of a tow truck.


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Stress Fracture Signs and What to Look Out For

Most of the sports injuries are sudden and happen due to a twist or a momentary pop. You feel a sudden pain and you realise something is not right.

What happens when any injury takes place slowly? The symptoms are subtle like a deep ache. Well – you need to know, this is a sign of stress fracture.

Are You At Risk?

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