Shin splints is a generic term for the pain felt on the inside, front or outside of your shin bone or tibia. This pain often occurs as a result of overuse of the muscles and tendons that connect around the shin bone but can also result from stress fractures. Shin pain is most often seen in runners, but can be associated with other sports such as netball, soccer, football, tennis and golf.
Shin splints are often related to a sudden increase in the frequency, intensity or duration of physical activity. Too much pronation ‘rolling in’, poor lower limb biomechanics, hard surfaces or poor footwear are also commonly associated with the development of shin pain. Without prompt and appropriate management, shin pain can develop into micro stress fractures in the tibia (shin bone) itself, significantly increasing your time of recovery and delaying a return to the activities you love. Each case is different and it’s important to find the root cause of your pain to help you recover swiftly.
Our unique and comprehensive range of treatment techniques ensures we get the best possible outcomes for all of our patients, with our therapists taking an individualized approach to each patient in order to tailor a management plan that best suits you, as we know a generic treatment formulas will be ineffective in resolving your pain in the long term.
– Custom made orthotics (arch supports)
– Deep connective tissue massage
– Dry needling – Footwear advice
– Stretching and exercise programs
– Ice routine
Don’t let shin splints prevent you performing the activities you love.
Contact our office at Blue Mountains Podiatry for professional care and attention – We are in 4 locations – Springwood (02 4751 7583), Lithgow (02 6352 5685), Blaxland (02 4702 0221) and Katoomba (02 4782 6169).
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