Bol poslije trčanja treba biti prošlost!

Detaljnim pregledom i ciljanim planom i programom rehabilitacije riješiti ćemo Vas bolova potkoljenice prilikom trčanja brzo i dugoročno!

Track and field athlete Lucija Cvitanović

Trkačka potkoljenica često se javlja kod rekreativnih trkača

If these questions are familiar to you znači da trebate pomoć. 

Probleme s bolnom potkoljenicom možete i trebate riješiti brzo i učinkovito!

Vratite se trčanju bez bolova u rekordno brzom vremenu!

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

Problem s trkačkom potkoljenicom smo u našoj ordinaciji riješili velikom broju pacijenata and profesionalnih sportaša te su se SVI vratili u stanje prije boli i ograničenja!

We can do the same for you!

Athlete Antonio Đurčević and physiotherapist Toni

Shin splints

Što je trkačka potkoljenica?

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
Trkačka potkoljenica mjesta boli

Symptoms and diagnostics of shin splints


  • 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



  • 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 
  • vježbe fleksibilnosti – kako povećavamo fleksibilnost mišića potkoljenice tako smanjujemo napetost mišića i kompresiju na tibiju
  • vježbe jačanja – ciljano jačamo muskulaturu nogu i trupa kako bi smanjili šanse za ponovni nastanak trkačke potkoljenice
Trkačka potkoljenica vježbe

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!

Track and field athlete Lucija Cvitanović

Targeted rehabilitation plan

1. step: Book an appointment with us

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. Return to normal life

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

Reviews of our patients

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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.
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.
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!
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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