Shin splints—Every athlete has dealt with them at one time or another, but it seems that few rid themselves of the pain in a timely matter. This could be because so many different areas influence the feeling of a shin splint. Whether or not you feel the pain in the inside of the leg or the outside, I know that this trigger point chart can help take away some of the discomfort. Take a look at the green, blue, or purple areas: They all influence the shin or the lower part of the leg. These areas can cause an uncomfortable way of life, but typically the root cause of their irritation is the loss of dorsiflexion in the foot. (Please see biomechanical evaluation). Now, take a look at the trigger point chart below.
The teal blue and yellow areas can be very painful when manipulated, and this area is chronically overworked and underpaid. Everything you do works this area, walk, sleep, run, ride.... Therefore, remember to always manipulate this area when treating any other; read the biomechanical evaluation to learn more.