Scott, our Remedial Massage Therapist at Errol Street Chiropractic Centre in North Melbourne is going to go some stretches to help with Shin splints and shin pain.

This blog will focus on stretches that can be done to help loosen the medial and anterior shin. Shin pain is common for runners, people who play sports and people who are increasing their exercise. Shin pains can be either on the medial or anterior sides of the shin. These stretches aim to relieve the tension felt in the legs.

  1. Toe Drag: one foot behind with the top of the foot facing towards the floor. Stretch will be felt through the front of the shin. Hold for 30 seconds each side.
  2. Kneeling stretch; Kneeling on the ground with feet as close together as you can and sitting on the heels of your feet to stretch through the shins. Hold for 30 seconds.
  3. Tibialis Posterior: Similar starting position to a soleus stretch but from the bent knee lunge we turn the back knee in to give a stretch the medial side of the leg. Hold for 30 seconds each side.

PLEASE NOTE: As with all stretches these shouldn’t cause any pain, and if you’re feeling pain you should stop stretching immediately.