The green areas in the in the rear-view diagram, above, indicate one of the main problems that causes other symptoms: the soleus muscle. Use the TP Massage FootBaller on the soleus muscle to recreate lost elasticity. Once you lose the elasticity in this area your biomechanics are lost, because you are no longer able to raise your foot properly. Loss of dorsiflexion in the foot can cause knee pain, inner thigh pain, quad pain, exacerbate piriformis syndrome, lower back pain and, of course, shin splints. Whether the pain is in the inside or the outside of the shin area, the soleus is playing a major role in the dysfunction. Please see related articles on ailments to gain greater insight.
Other areas to watch out for:
This front-view drawing continues to address the biomechanical pattern. If your shins ail you, you should also attend to the other regions indicated to make sure your biomechanics stay 100%. Treat the red areas with either the TP Massage Ball™ or the QuadBaller. By going into the center or the belly of the muscle, you are creating elasticity—elasticity that will allow for proper biomechanics. Remember that everything is connected. The problem can be somewhere other than at the specific locus of pain; therefore, you must address all areas and all biomechanical issues. Please read the related articles to better understand what you need to do and how to go about it.