Pain after running should be a thing of the past!

With a detailed examination and targeted rehabilitation plan and program, we will solve your lower leg pain when running quickly and long term!

Rehabilitation of the shin splints

Shin splints often occur in recreational runners

If these questions are familiar to you it means that you need help. 

Problems with a painful lower leg can and should be solved quickly and effectively!

Get back to running pain-free in record time!

We understand that you have tried almost all solutions and think that there is no solution for you. 

Shin splints problem were solved for a large numer of our patients and professional athletes , and they all returned to condition before pain and restrictions!

We can do the same for you!



Athlete Antonio Đurčević and Physiotherapist Toni

Shin splints

What is a running Shin?

Shin splints, which are also called medial tibial stress syndrome, are non-specific pain that occurs in the lower legs when running. The cause of the shin splints is stress in the area of the tibia and stress on the connective tissue that connects the lower leg muscles to the tibia. 

 

The most common risk factors for the development of running lower leg are: 

  • flat feet 
  • inadequate shoes when running 
  • running without warmup 
  • no exercise for flexibility and mobility after running
  • limited range of movement in the ankle
  • weak muscles of the core, quadriceps, hamstrings, and lower legs
 

The most at risk of developing shin splints are professional runners, recreational runners, dancers, and soldiers. 

Shin splints
Running leg of the place of pain

Symptoms and diagnostics of shin splints

Symptoms:

  • pain in the area of the tibia (shinbone) that increases when running
  • sharp and dull pain in the lower leg area
  • pain that intensifies when pressing on the painful area of the lower leg
  • sensitivity on the inner side of the tibia
  • mild swelling 
  • pronounced tension of the musculature of the front of the lower leg

 

Diagnostics:

  • medical history - to determine if there is an old injury or deficit in the lower leg area
  • clinical examination - the physiotherapist or the doctor will determine the level of pain in the lower leg and which tests or treatments should be done further
  • X-ray - is used to check if there is a stress fracture in the tibia
  • MRI - confirms (non)presence of stress fracture 

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Goals of physical therapy in the running lower leg:

  • reduce / eliminate pain in the lower leg area
  • reduce / eliminate swelling in the lower leg
  • increase load tolerance on the lower leg 
  • maximally increase the strength of the muscles of the legs and trunk 
  • progressively introduce the runner / recreationist back into the running activity 
 
Types of therapy and their action: 
  • dry needling - serves to release the tension of the muscles on the front of the lower leg and stimulate tissue regeneration in the inflammation area
  • medical flossing - by applying elastic bands on the lower leg itself, we reduce pain in the inflamed area and increase the flow of "fresh" circulation and thus tissue regeneration itself
  • kinesiotaping - serves as an auxiliary technique to maintain and enhance the effects of dry needling, medical flossing and targeted therapeutic exercises 
  • flexibility exercises - as we increase the flexibility of the lower leg muscles, we reduce muscle tension and compression on the tibia
  • strengthening exercises - we aim to strengthen the muscles of the legs and torso to reduce the chances of re-emergence of the racing lower leg
 
Running leg exercises
FAQ

Frequently asked questions about shin splints:

Depending on how long you are willing to stop running will depend on whether the problem can recede on its own without any intervention. Shin splints syndrome sometimes takes as much as 3 to 6 months to heal! 

A faster and more effective option would be to visit a physiotherapist who will significantly speed up the rehabilitation process.

Concrete, artificial grass, and similar unfavorable surfaces, especially in combination with poor footwear, significantly increase the chances of developing shin splints. 

If possible, it is necessary to run in adequate footwear on an adequate surface such as a race track or natural grass. 

You will know that you are completely ready to run when:

  • your injured leg is as flexible as a healthy leg
  • your injured leg is as strong as a healthy leg
  • you can press strongly on points that were painful without feeling pain
  • you can run, sprint and jump without pain 

Why our therapy?

Progress after the first treatment.

We work on quick and long-term solutions for the problem and after the first treatment you will feel improvement and relief of the symptoms.

Friendly clinic

In our clinic, we maintain a pleasant and friendly atmosphere so that you do not have additional stress.

There's no maintenance

We provide effective and long-term solutions for your problem in order for you to save money and time!

Rehabilitation Plan and program

Targeted rehabilitation plan

1. step: Book an appointment

By e-mail, message or call we will book you the first appointment in which we will find out and explain the exact problem.

2. step: Rehabilitation plan and program

In cooperation with you, we create an individual, fast and effective rehabilitation plan and program that will surely lead you to optimal condition.

3. step: Return to normal life

Finally you will be pain free again and move with ease.

Reviews of our patients

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Viktor IvosViktor Ivos
08:17 26 Feb 24
Svakako moja preporuka! 🙂 Došao sam kod Tonija s dvije štake i nakon samo jednog tretmana izašao na nogama. Radilo se o išijasu koji je po Tonijevoj procjeni od 1-10 bio 15. Još jednom moje preporuke!
sara habussara habus
17:09 22 Feb 24
Sve pohvale na profesionalnosti i znanju. Došla sam kod Tonija zbog bolova u vratu, leđima i ruci te trncima u ruci. Dijagnosticirao mi je cervikobrahijalni sindrom, tretmanima dry needlinga nestala je bol i nestali su trnci u ruci.Nakon par tretmana napokon se mogu vratit normalnom funkcioniranju u svakodnevnom životu. Još jednom hvala i sve preporuke. 🤗
Dominik JakićDominik Jakić
20:44 09 Feb 24
Toni je prije svega profesionalna, ugodna osoba koja zna što radi! Cilj je pomoći pacijentu što brže, bez okolišanja i nepotrebnog zavlačenja. U 3 dana odradili 2 termina i čovjek mi je instant pomogao. Svaka čast i samo tako naprijed!
Jasmina MatijevicJasmina Matijevic
18:45 09 Feb 24
Top,top. G.Toni riješio dugogodisnji problem bolova ruke,vratne kralježnice. Nakon trečeg tretmana osječam se fantastično. Hvala od ❤️❤️❤️
Maja MiočMaja Mioč
16:58 09 Feb 24
Sve pohvale Toniju na znanju i stručnosti. Locira problematiku i rješi svojim pristupom. U samo 5. dolaska uspješno rješeno stanje sindroma piriformisa, lumbalne kralježnice, mišica vilice, vratne kralježnice i mišića abduktora koji mi je stvarao nelagodu godinama. Doslovno Cjela ljeva strana tijela je napokon funkcionalna. Dok nisam došla kod Tonija probala sam kroz xy pristupe doc do rješenja, tek sam kod Tonija dobila tocno šta je trebalo. Toni hvala do Neba🙏 Sve preporuke ✨
KikaKika
07:33 08 Feb 24
2god vrtnje u krug, 2 god sve grane medicine, redovan gost na hitnoj, gdje mladja lijecnicka svaki x svoju verziju priče prica, hrpa nalaza, pregleda, i dalje gadjanje dg, jucer 1x dosla u ordinaciju, prvo osmijeh, upoznavanje temeljno i detaljno preispitivanje te palpiranje decko je fenomen, cak je svoje vrijeme za gablec skratio te se u potpunosti posvetio rijesavanju ju problematike, otvoreno i direktno u glavu rekao sta je u njegovoj mogućnost rijesit ce, ulio ogromno povjerenje te 1/1ostavio utisak da nisam komad papira vec osoba, sve pohvale i svaka preporuka
Božena HorvatekBožena Horvatek
11:25 04 Feb 24
Došla sam kod Tonija zbog bolova u ledima. Rodila sam prije 5 mjeseci, dojim, ne spavam te su leda u jako lošem stanju. Već nakon jednog tretmana mi je bilo 80 posto bolje, nakon trećeg nisam imala više bolova. Toni mi je sve objasnio, poslao vježbe za dalje. Za svaku preporuku.
Daniel MusaDaniel Musa
15:32 23 Jan 24
U samo dva termina Toni je riješio problem lijevog ramena koji sam vukao mjesec i pol. Najviše mi se svidjelo što je Toni bio komunikativan i lijepo objasnio cijelu proceduru od početka do kraja i što mogu očekivati nakon tretmana. Upozorio je da će me dry needling jako boljeti - ništa nisam osjetio, samo lagani ubod. Još je upozorio da će me možda jako boljeti rame sutradan - opet ništa. Svjestan sam da to je individualno za svaku osobu, samo kažem što sam doživio. S punim povjerenjem ću za sve buduće moguće probleme javiti Toniju.
Igor DeteljIgor Detelj
13:06 23 Jan 24
Od srca preporučam Ad Sacrum za rješavanje bolova u lumbalnom dijelu kralježnice. Za put od nemogućnosti sjedenja i vezanja cipela do gotovo potpunog oporavka bila su potrebna samo 3 tretmana. Fizioterapeut Toni je vrhunski profesionalac u svom poslu, pacijentu pristupa holistički, izvrsnom komunikacijom detektira problem i pronalazi najbrži način za rješavanje istog. Posebno mi se sviđaju specifični savjeti za nastavak normalnog života nakon rehabilitacije kako bi se problem što rjeđe pojavljivao. Velika hvala Toni, velika hvala Ad Sacrum!!
Jan JakovljevJan Jakovljev
11:23 15 Jan 24
Apsolutno sve preporuke. Problem lijevog ramena koji sam provlačio skoro deset godina riješen je u tri termina dolaska. 10/10 za Tonija
Sebastian ĆukSebastian Ćuk
21:26 13 Dec 23
Great service and a great atmosphere. 🙂
martina vallamartina valla
12:53 06 Dec 23
In just a few treatments, long-term pain in the neck and back in the area of the shoulder blades have been successfully eliminated. All praise to physiotherapist Tony and manager Dino for their expertise and professionalism and a warm recommendation for dry needling technique!
Dorian PureticDorian Puretic
17:31 01 Dec 23
Problem solved in a few treatments all praise 💪
Zvonimir ZebicZvonimir Zebic
07:27 29 Nov 23
The problem was lower back pain. The pain disappeared after 3 treatments. Toni did it quickly and professionally. I like that there were no classic covers for as many treatments as possible. Highly recommended.
Domagoj KunićDomagoj Kunić
17:49 23 Nov 23
After 15 years of pain in the lower back, shoulder and shoulder blade, the pain disappeared after several dry needling treatments. It's amazing how much pain a person learns to live with: now it's up to me to keep the pain from coming back. Thanks, Tony!
Ivan BrelićIvan Brelić
20:00 21 Nov 23
3 years of neck pain, stiffness, limited movement Toni managed to solve in only 3 treatments, extremely professional physiotherapist, excellent diagnostics of problems and very fast solution of them.All praise.
Kaja HrabarKaja Hrabar
18:00 20 Nov 23
Tony is an outstanding physiotherapist whose expertise and dedication deserves recognition. In just a few visits he successfully solved the problems with the shoulder and sciatica that had been teasing me for a long time. His approach is incredibly effective - as he quickly and accurately diagnosed problems and provided targeted treatment that resulted in remarkable improvements. I highly recommend its services to anyone seeking professional help and long-term solutions to their health challenges.
Sasa CvetkovicSasa Cvetkovic
12:57 17 Nov 23
Tennis elbow, terrible pain in the arm...I found it on the Web page of Ad sacrum and ordered it.Problem solved in four treatments, exactly as young Mr. Tony said on the first term. Extremely pleasant atmosphere and most importantly, the problem with tennis elbow solved in two weeks and four terms. Absolute and total Recommendation, Tony thank you again...
Mario PazicMario Pazic
16:40 15 Nov 23
All praise and thanks Ad sacrum for the fantastic work done. My hand was torn all the way to my hand, which is a serious problem, and in only one treatment we solved 90% of the disease, and already after the second treatment I was reset to a new healthy condition. I recommend to all those who are in similar problems not to spend time and money but to solve their problem immediately with the master of their craft Toni Marica.
Josipa PerićJosipa Perić
15:34 03 Nov 23
All praise and warm recommendation! In just two treatments, sciatica was cured.
Goran ĆurčićGoran Ćurčić
07:19 02 Nov 23
Every recommendation, physiotherapist Tony just knows the job. 👍🏻
Daniela GrbavacDaniela Grbavac
16:13 23 Oct 23
Excellent treatment and approach! All praise and recommendations for Toni, the guy knows what he's doing!
Zlatko PeharZlatko Pehar
19:18 21 Oct 23
I say responsibly that Tony is the best expert in this part of Europe. He solved a problem that I've been dragging for about 10 years, gave me advice not to get the problem back, and finally I don't have sciatica.Thanks, Tony!
Mirela PaštarMirela Paštar
17:04 20 Oct 23
All praise to physiotherapist Tony and manager Dino! Very well organized and professional. And most importantly, Tony quickly determined the cause of my daughter's pain and successfully eliminated it with the dry needling technique. Toni is a very professional physiotherapist who explains in a very simple way where the problem arose and how it will be solved. All recommendations!
Antonela AlihodzicAntonela Alihodzic
11:25 17 Oct 23
Very pleasant physio, professional. Solved my sciatica problems in 5 appointments. All recommendations!
ana borovacana borovac
13:43 13 Oct 23
I came to Tony on recommendation after an unbearable pain in the groin, knee and back. In three visits, he solved a torment that has been going on for months! Direct and professional approach, excellent diagnostics and most importantly, fast results! I am absolutely thrilled with the speed of recovery after the treatment, patched me up in no time!
Ivana ĐurinecIvana Đurinec
09:26 06 Oct 23
Beyond all expectations! Dry needling is a miracle! There are no words to describe how grateful I am to Tony for ridding me of the unbearable and long-lasting headaches, which did not stop even with the help of pills. I came on the recommendation of a friend,honestly with little hope that it would really help me... Already after the first treatment I was without headaches,today I did the third and I am even sorry that now I do not have to come 😂 I feel perfect and happy. The big plus is that Toni,with her expertise, is extremely communicative and super person, so it wasn't even boring. I barely felt the needles, he is really a maher in his work,it can be seen that he knows the knowledge and does it with love!Highly recommended to everyone, you won't regret it!
hrvoje slavkovhrvoje slavkov
17:06 25 Sep 23
To all who read the Ad sacrum, specifically Tony...stiff all left back and neck..High Pressure, 3 year tablet daily,..etc etc..3 treatments in a young gentleman and amazing, amazing, 5 days my blood pressure stabilized 120/80, I don't take pills.waking up in the morning is top, clarity,..in a word, excellent...1 more thanks Tony and a recommendation to everyone
Lucia MartinezLucia Martinez
15:15 21 Sep 23
After a lot of unsuccessful physical therapy with the diagnosis of frozen shoulder and tendinitis, I came to Tony who in only 5 treatments with a dry needle successfully removed the problems.Now I have a much better range of motion and the inflammation is completely gone.Again, thank you very much for everything.
Ivan VrbanIvan Vrban
05:50 20 Sep 23
In three treatments, long-term problems with tingling in the hands and shoulders were successfully eliminated. I am very pleased with the results of the treatment. (Never mind) thumbs up!
Peter NevisticPeter Nevistic
17:56 25 Aug 23
Toni is very professional and professional in his work, after only two treatments he removed chronic pain in my back and shoulder!! A warm recommendation 👍
Seki EmperorSeki Emperor
21:55 30 Jun 23
Toni Marić and dry needling are all you need for severe pain in the thoracic part of the spine. From extremely severe pain when getting out of bed to painless condition in only two treatments. All praise and recommendation!
Mateja BaršićMateja Baršić
06:03 28 Jun 23
There are few words to describe my experience with Tony and Ad sacrum.After a few months of severe pain caused by" false thinking " pain in the gluteus, pain in the groin, pain in the spine that went forward where I had trouble standing, walking and sleeping. The man was already on the first term without much philosophy to go to work. After a few visits, the pain disappeared.
Nikola SmrčekNikola Smrček
14:46 08 Jun 23
There are few words to describe my experience with Tony and Ad Sacrum.After several months of severe pain caused by sciatica through the right leg, where I had problems getting up, sleeping and sitting to minimal pain, increased mobility and education itself what to do or not to do as I did not put myself in a similar situation. Great experiences "straight to the point" Education and application of Toni Marić's therapy.Recommendations to anyone who has orthopedic problems!
Ivo DujmovIvo Dujmov
18:51 05 Jun 23
I thank Tony for his great music, professionalism and treatment 👍 😎 I am a squash player,coach and coach!It is a one-sided sport where the back,neck, etc... I had problems with the left side of my neck,back to the lumbar region... massage and chiropractic for 10 years helped,but in the short term and never until the end!!! For the first time in 10 years I feel that my back is great,that I am light,without pain and limited movement during rotations in the game and that nothing hurts after a tournament,and I was only on 4 therapies 💪 💪 💪
Valentina 5393Valentina 5393
15:22 28 May 23
After years of pain in the lower back, I run into Tony and decide to go for treatment. After 2 sessions I feel like new, the tension and pain are completely gone. What impressed me the most was that he was a completely relaxed character, without much philosophy he explained everything “Lay” and did the most important thing.I would recommend to everyone
Mario RodinMario Rodin
17:15 26 May 23
I came to Tony's for severe pain in the lower leg and it turned out that I had chronic soleus inflammation. My muscle was very cramped from running too much and it was giving me severe pain throughout my leg. Tony gave me 4 dry needling treatments and solved my leg. It feels great and I can finally gradually return to training. The man knows what he's doing.
STJEPAN GRUDIĆSTJEPAN GRUDIĆ
17:46 17 May 23
My first encounter with needle therapy was extremely enjoyable. In a calm and relaxing environment, a professional and experienced therapist explained to me the principle of action and uses these techniques.The therapist carefully examined my health condition, listened to my concerns and desires, and adjusted the treatment to give me the best possible experience. This individualized care was incredibly effective and osnažujuća.Na finally, my problem was solved very quickly and I am extremely satisfied with his service:) my recommendation!
Jadranka AvdićJadranka Avdić
09:18 29 Mar 23
Perfect...one word that says it all. In 4 treatments, the pain and other symptoms that had accumulated over the years were removed. Toni really knows what he's doing. I can hardly find words of praise for this young man who, firstly, is very professional, and secondly, very kind and eloquent, so that he makes the treatment, which is a little uncomfortable, more pleasant, and shorter. In any case, for every recommendation!!! When it hurts again, I will go to Toni :).
Anja GrgicAnja Grgic
11:50 13 Dec 22
I booked the first appointment based on a recommendation due to long-term problems with the lumbar region, cervical spine, migraines, tingling in the feet and sciatica in both legs. With the first treatment, we solved the inflammation and pain in the upper back and trapezius, for which I ended up in the emergency room before arriving. With the second treatment I no longer feel sciatica or tingling in my feet. My body is recovering phenomenally every day. I booked a third appointment, so long-term constant problems (12 years!!!) Toni solved in just 3 treatments. I am delighted with the approach and professionalism of physiotherapist Toni. It is not enough to say that I am grateful and sincerely recommend it from the bottom of my heart.
BulatBulat
11:30 08 Dec 22
Extremely professional approach, excellent treatment with a noticeable difference after each treatment. Also very relaxed atmosphere, the best of two worlds can be said, I absolutely recommend to everyone!
Bojan MihalicekBojan Mihalicek
21:30 17 Nov 22
I came with a problem of the cervical and lumbar spine (which lasts 15 years), tingling in the legs (as a consequence of sciatica), and injury of the ankle and Achilles tendon of the leg from a year ago. He solved all my problems with dry needling and chiropractic techniques. Tony is extremely accessible and explains everything he does in detail. Expertise, customer relationship, and communication are at a very high level. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who has not been helped by conventional techniques.
Bernard ButoracBernard Butorac
21:10 17 Nov 22
I came to Tony through the recommendation of a handball player friend and I did not regret it. In several treatments, he solved the problem of a painful cervical spine and jaw that was painful to the movement and bite. The mobility of the jaw is very important to me because I'm in the singing business. The boyfriend also came with a problem with the cervical and lumbar spine, tingling in the legs, and injury to the wrist and tendon of the leg. He solved our problems with dry needling and chiropractic techniques. Toni is very approachable and everything he does he explains in detail, and also without hesitation you can ask him anything you want to know, so we let him in without fear. Business, expertise, customer relationship, and communication 5+.
Vesna KlanacVesna Klanac
17:44 28 Oct 22
After two dry needling treatments, my shoulder and neck loosened up, and the tension eased enough that after two months I finally have no headaches and no more dizziness. After the third dry needling treatment, the remaining pain on the right side, like muscle tension, has almost disappeared. I'm looking forward to the last treatment. Although it is known as a painful treatment, it was very tolerable for me, and it even seemed very relaxing. I am very glad that I found Toni on IG.
Sonja BrajkinaSonja Brajkina
04:31 12 Oct 22
Physio Toni is a very pleasant, educated and humble young person, who knows his job without much mystification and philosophy "hits the head" and immediately goes to solve the problem as quickly as possible and more than successfully. In communication, he is also pleasant and measured, adapts to the patient and has wide knowledge and can talk to him about various topics, which makes the treatment even easier and leads to the feeling that the treatment lasts much shorter than it really does.So successful in my case that after 9 months of almost vegetating due to enormous pain, after the first treatment, I started walking at least 5 km a day, and after the second I started again working out! I can only recommend this young expert in his field and say a big thank you to him.
IlonaIlona
10:11 26 Sep 22
If I could give 100 stars, it would be small. It's actually hard for me to put together impressions and sentences and to fully express how grateful I am. What a relief after years of shoulder discomfort and inability to rotate, when you finally manage to rotate your shoulder all the way. No pain! Tony's expertise, knowledge, and love for his job are evident in his every sentence. The problem is approached directly, without BS, immediately tells what and how to expect. I had high expectations that he exceeded. Tony, thank you!
IvoIvo
16:37 24 Jul 22
The man, without any philosophy, quickly and efficiently solved the problem of the lower spine, which had followed me for more than five years and which I thought would remain chronic. I recommend everyone to go and let Tony examine him and decide which solution is best. Tony, thank you again!
Janja MuzinaJanja Muzina
07:42 14 May 22
I'm gonna use the kids 'dictionary and say," I don't like dry needling!". With the recommendation of a friend who I talked to about the pain I was living with due to a messy life and long hours of computer work, I came to Tony for treatment. During the treatment, Tony eased my pain by talking and explaining. I went back for another treatment. Today I live without pain and I recommend Tony to everyone for his professionalism, expertise and human approach with respect to the client.
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