What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Shin Splints

Shin splints are lower leg

Pain along the tibia may be super-

Massage is indicated for mild

(page 55)

problems involving some

ficial or deep, mild or severe. It is

shin splints, but is advised only


combination of an injury to

often made worse by resisted

with caution for periostitis or


the anterior or posterior tib-

dorsiflexion for anterior tibialis or

stress fractures and is contrain-


ialis and possible hairline

resisted plantarflexion for poste-

dicated entirely for anterior


fractures of the tibia. They

rior tibialis.

compartment syndrome.


are usually brought about by




overuse or misalignment in




the ankle.




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