Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints cause pain below the knee towards the front of the leg. This condition can cause extreme pain and discomfort for athletes, runners, and anyone performing at a high level of activity. Shin splints occur when the muscles, tendons and connective tissues of the lower leg become overworked. Sometimes the pain goes away once you are done with your activity and can often be treated with rest and ice. Other times, the pain can become continuous and can prevent people from partaking in their activities. Chiropractic care is a great option for treating shin splints. It is an ideal treatment since there are no side effects unlike pharmaceutical options. A chiropractor will ensure the whole body is properly aligned since proper spine and pelvis alignment will take pressure off of the bones in the lower leg. Additionally, a chiropractor can make adjustments to the knee and ankles to relieve pain from shin splints. Seeing a chiropractor will allow you to treat the root cause of the problem rather than just simply trying to cover up the painful symptom of shin splints.