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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Shin Pain

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  Shin Splint Overview - Stuart Hinds   Shin splints are especially common amongst runners and other athletes who have just returned after a break, or who are stepping up the intensity and duration of their training  Shin splints is a generally descriptive term used to describe most painful conditions in the front area of the shin. There are however many potential causes of the pain. Medial Tibial Pain Syndrome (Shin Splints) Medial tibial pain syndrome is the most common cause of shin pain. This refers to pain typically experienced over the shin bone. Altering the duration, frequency or intensity of running can often lead to...

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Trigger Points - Tibialis Posterior

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    Tibialis Anterior Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds   Latin "tibia" = "pipe" or "flute"/"shinbone"; "posterior" = "behind" The tibialis posterior is the deepest muscle on the back of the leg. It helps maintain the arches of the foot. ORIGIN Lateral part of posterior surface of tibia. Upper two-thirds of posterior surface of fibula. Most of interosseous membrane. INSERTION Tuberosity of navicular. By fibrous expansions to sustentaculum tali, three cuneiforms, cuboid, and bases of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsals. ACTION Inverts foot. Assists in plantar flexion of ankle joint. Antagonist: tibialis anterior.     Tibialis Posterior - Common Trigger Point Site...

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Lower Limb Injuries - Common Causes

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  How to prevent common leg and foot injuries - Stuart Hinds   Learn More - See All Classes    Many common lower limb injuries could be avoided Research has shown that more than half (54%) of sports related injuries refer to the lower extremities. Just about anyone who is regularly active will be familiar with or know someone who has suffered with runner's knee, shin splints, foot and ankle pain. Whilst these injuries may often stem from a complex chain, or from trauma, many common "over-use" injuries of the lower limbs are predictable and could be avoided. In the video above, Stuart...

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