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,



Hi, I'm Sydney and I'm a Restorative Movement Specialist here at Pilates Tonic. My goal is to empower you with tools to connect and live in your body in new and better ways. I'm a passionate advocate for wellness through optimally aligned movement and I look forward to designing a customized alignment and movement program just for you! If you want to find out more, just give me a call at 423.702.5233, or email me at [email protected] See you in the studio!

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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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