Ever experienced shin splints? Shin splints pain can be intense and sometimes you even have to stop physical activity because of it. Shin splints refers to the pain felt along the front of your lower leg, at the shin bone. This pain concentrates in the lower leg between the knee and ankle.
Shin splints frequently affect people who engage in moderate to heavy physical activity. You may be more likely to develop shin splints if you participate in strenuous physical activities or stop-start sports such as tennis, racquetball, soccer, or basketball.
If you can relate, we have good news; you can treat your shin splints right at home without having to spend much money or taking any anti-inflammatory painkillers.
First things first, you need to understand what causes shin splints: The pain associated with shin splints results from excessive amounts of force on the shin bone and the tissues attaching the shin bone to the muscles surrounding it.
The excessive force causes the muscles to swell and increases the pressure against the bone, leading to pain and inflammation. Here is when your body is telling you to stop and rest. Otherwise, shin splints can result in a complete fracture or a stress fracture.
So, all you'll be needing for this home remedy is essential oils and a hot bath, mix the two together and enjoy a nice relaxing time.
Why this works? Hot water reduces inflammation. Essential oils are believed to provide calming effects. This may help in relieving pain from shin splints.
Remember, your skin is the largest organ on your body and what you put on your skin while bathing gets absorbed through your pores and has to be filtered out by your liver and kidneys! And using essential oils during your bath is a great way to focus on self care and get some amazing aromatherapy.
Prepare a hot bath.
Add essential oil to the hot tub.