Shin Splints occur when muscle and bone tissue along the lower leg tear and become overworked. Symptoms range from mild to severe pain. If home remedies haven’t helped, then book an appointment with one of our podiatrists who can help assess and alleviate your condition.
One of the most common overuse injuries, shin splints can be completely debilitating and also a weekend runner’s worst nightmare
Shin splints refer to a common pain felt below the knee on either the anterior or posterior side of the shin bone and involve the Tibialis Anterior Muscle.
Shin Splints often plague runners beginning to increase workload or first time runners all together who fail to gradually increase workload.
Shin pain doesn’t always necessarily mean you have Shin Splints, shin pain can be attributed other conditions.
Common symptoms however include:
Shin splints are diagnosed using:
The single best remedy for Shin Splints is rest, however optimizing the rest period to ensure maximum efficiency is important. It is also important to remember Shin Splints are different from bone stress injuries such as stress fractures
The following treatment methods are typically used:
If you have any questions in regards to this condition do not hesitate to call our team to arrange an appointment.
For more information on how Podiatry can help you, or to book an appointment at our Doreen and Reservoir locations, contact us on (03) 9442 2912
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Muscle Joint Bone Podiatry Reservoir
663 Plenty Rd, Reservoir VIC 3073
Muscle Joint Bone Podiatry Doreen
Level 1, 107/95 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen, VIC 3754