Painful, Swollen, Tight Shins During Exercise

If you’ve ever experienced tight, swollen, and painful shins during or after exercise, especially if you are new to exercising, you may have mistaken them for shin splints when they are in something that can be much more severe. These symptoms are part of a condition called exertional compartment syndrome. Both athletes and recreational exercisers … Read more

Are Shin Splints Caused by Trigger Points?

Many people ask whether shin splints are caused by trigger points. This may be because the leading book on trigger point self-treatment implies that shin splints are associated with trigger points. They are not, however, according to the leading authorities, Travell and Simmons. Before I explain about shin splints and trigger points, let’s discuss what … Read more