What are shin splints?
The term shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) refers to a painful condition that develops along the inside of the shin. The usual location of shin pain is along the lower half of the shin, anywhere from a few inches above the ankle to about halfway up the shin. Shin splints can however, effect just about any part of the lower leg.
What causes shin splints?
Shin splints generally come about due to increased physical activity or a change in activity such as increasing the distance of a daily run/walk. Running on hard surfaces with inappropriate footwear can also cause this condition.
The main reason why shin splints occurs is due to poor mechanics of the foot. This can result from muscles that originate in the leg being overworked and fatigued during activities. Pains in the shin can also be due to bony changes which result from poor shock absorption during activities.
What can I do?
At Coastal Foot & Leg Clinic we are the primary health care professionals for problems associated with the lower limbs, and are able to treat and rehabilitate shin splints effectively. From a thorough assessment we are able to diagnose and treat your pain extremely effectively.
Treatment of shin splints.
Once we have obtained a diagnosis of your condition we are able to formulate an individualised treatment plan. We don’t offer a one size fits all treatment solution.
Depending upon individual circumstances one or multiple treatment options may be undertaken to offer you the best possible outcome.
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Dr Peter Shelton BSc Hons. Accredited Podiatrist.