Treatment for Shin Splints

Pathology
Shin pain can be a common complaint amongst athletes or in those who participate in regular exercise or activity such as running. The term ‘shin splints’ commonly describes pain along the inner border of the shin. From a clinical perspective, shin pain commonly involves one or more of the pathological processes of: bone stress, inflammation and increased intracompartmental pressure in your lower leg. A major cause of shin pain occurs due to abnormal biomechanics in your lower limb and foot.

Classification/Assessment
Our team of Podiatrists at Pro Podiatry SA are highly trained in assessing and identifying the contributing factors which may be contributing to developing shin pain. At Pro Podiatry SA the podiatrists will thoroughly assess your history and biomechanics and collaboratively work with you in helping you return to your normal activity.

Treatment
Orthotic Prescription is often an extremely useful adjunct to treatment of this condition. Our team of Podiatrists are able to customize orthotics to assist in improving biomechanical factors that may have contributed to the onset of symptoms in the first instance. Here at Pro Podiatry SA, our highly trained podiatrists will work in conjunction with our team of physiotherapists to provide appropriate advice regarding footwear, education regarding warming up, stretching and cool down, as well as treating the contributing factors to the problem. Treatment for shin pain may include (but is not limited to):

  • Stretching of tight muscles
  • Massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release
  • Dry Needling/Acupuncture
  • Designing an appropriate strengthening program
  • Prescription of orthotics
  • Footwear advice

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