Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Progress with my shinsplints?

I finally was able to see a chiropractor about my shin splints, and we're going to hit them with a two-pronged approach. I'm going to get orthotics, which will help line up my body properly, thereby reducing stress and strain to various other parts of my body (including my shins). I'll go in and she'll work on my shins and legs to align everything and reduce scar tissue and gristle. My first appointment was last week and she was massaging my shins and commented on the graininess present (I have very bumpy shins). She said it's a sign of scar tissue and gristle forming, and she'll be working to break it up. She's using deep tissue work (very painful!) and ultrasound therapy (feels good) to accomplish that. So hopefully between all this I'll be able to increase my mileage without massive amounts of pain and finally be able to lose some weight.

1 comment:

  1. Jared uses a heel cup and it has kept his shin splints at bay - or maybe that's because he hasn't had time to go running on a regular basis for the past 8 years.