Anyone can suffer from tibial stress syndrome or also known as shin splints.
Anyone who is active can suffer from them if they push themselves too hard or change their normal workout in a particular way.
The Journal of Chinese Medicine published a study that included 40 athletes who were diagnosed with shin splints. The participants were divided into three groups.
Sports medicine group- This group used standard athletic trainers’ modalities like ultrasound and stretching.
Acupuncture group- This group received acupuncture and five minutes of tui na massage.
Combination of Sports medicine and Acupuncture group-
‘Not every modality was used during each treatment as the athletic trainer and supervising acupuncturist discussed what techniques would be appropriate. Acupuncture, tui na, and facilitated stretching were the consistent modalities used.’ Courtesy of lhasaoms.com How Acupuncture Treats Shin Splints: A Study by Matt Callison