Your Shin Bone’s Connected to Your Lower Leg Discomfort


If you have discomfort in the front of your lower legs, AKA your shins, the exercise in today's video is for you.

The shins are a “hard to reach” area and a painful problem for many people.

As a human living in a modern world, there's a good chance your body has adapted to wearing shoes with a slightly elevated heel (something you may not have even realized was there) and sitting for extended periods throughout the day.

As simple as it sounds, this combination of shoes with an elevated heel and sitting for long stretches can lead to short, tight calves. All this can lead to shin muscles that are overworked when you walk, and over time, results in pain and discomfort in the shins.

Creating length in your calves is a big part of the solution, and creating a release in your shins is another.

Today, I'll show you how to use a simple household item to release and increase circulation to this “hard to reach” area and create some lower leg relief.

As always, I'd love to hear how this exercise goes for you. So make sure to let me know in the comments below!

With length in my calves and rolled out shins,



I’m here to help you get stronger and more flexible through alignment-based restorative exercise so you can enjoy all the activities you love in life. You can work with me in two convenient ways: digitally through the Pilates Tonic Online membership or personally with in-person Restorative Movement Sessions.

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    1. For sure! This exercise can be done with the balls (or can) on a chair or wide stool seat. You might have to explore different chair/stool heights to find what works best for the client, and you might not need the addition of the yoga block. Thanks for your great question, Lisa!

  1. Amazing simple , and effective !
    An everyday exercise, in a stretching routine ! It feels great !!
    Thanks for all your videos tips, that i ‘mix’ with my massages giving !
    Much love, Sydney !

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