Sin splints generally refers to pain on the front of your shin. 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. This condition is common in people who run a lot and in team sports such as soccer and netball.
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. As such, it is vital to determine all underlying factors contributing to the presentation of shin splints so we can remove them and get you on the road to recovery.
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.
Phone the team at Blue Mountains Podiatry for professional treatment and attention – Situated in 4 locations – Springwood (02 4751 7583), Lithgow (02 6352 5685), Blaxland (02 4702 0221) and Katoomba (02 4782 6169).
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