Dr. James Stoxen DC Demonstrates The Deep Tissue Treatment He Uses For Shin Splints Today i’m going to talk about Shin Splints. I am going to show you how to get some relief from the pain from shin splints by doing some deep tissue work. This is helpful if you have major or […]
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Dr. James Stoxen DC Demonstrates The Deep Tissue Treatment He Uses For Shin Splints
Today i’m going to talk about Shin Splints.
I am going to show you how to get some relief from the pain from shin splints by doing some deep tissue work.
This is helpful if you have major or minor shin splints.
This is exactly what I do with patients in my office which means i’m teaching you all of my tricks.
- First you find the shin which is located in the picture above and in the video.
- Then you roll off of the bone with your thumb where the bone drops off into the muscle.
- Your thumb should sing right in there.
- Start at the bottom and hold that point down to the bone. (it may be tender)
- Hold your thumb down until the pain goes away and move your way up through the shin one thumb thickness at a time.
- Work your way up to the knee. As you go up towards the knee you will have to work your way deeper to get inside deeper. What you might want to do it employ the other thumb to help push down into the tissue with extra pressure on that area.
(be sure to take your time applying the deep tissue treatment. The example I depict in the video was done quicker than normal as I was focused more on showing area to be treated and not the timing)
You can do a couple of passes up and down the shin. You may find that the first time might hurt but the second and third time the pain might is less severe and improvements are being made.
What is happening when your putting pressure on the muscle the brain gets a message that things are getting better. For some reason the brain decides to let go on the lock down that it has on that muscle on your human spring.
In my opinion the shin splint is formed when the human spring is locked and can’t absorb the force of the landing comfortably into the spring with spring protection. Instead it bangs into the ground and sends splintering force up to the shin and the tibia which creates muscle spasms from that abnormal movement pattern.
By releasing these muscles your actually reducing cause of the shin splints.
I recommend that you go through all of the Video Tutorials on the blog especially the Self Help Release Video Tutorials #77-89 to help you release your human spring