Sin splints generally refers to pain on the front of your shin. Such pain may result from stress fractures to the bone, increased pressure in the low leg, but most commonly it occurs due to over use of the muscles and tendons that connect in and around the shin bone. 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. If treatment is delayed the condition can worsen and cause stress fractures in the tibia itself – putting you out for much longer than if treatment was made promptly. 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.
Call our office at Blue Mountains Podiatry for expert treatment 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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