Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, or shin splints, is a relatively common injury caused by exercise. About 13 to 17 percent of runners experience this pain which is caused by overuse. Typically this means running beyond your current level of fitness.
You may have shin splints if you experience pain along the length of the shin bone, the area around the shin bone is tender and you experience this pain during and after exercise. The area may even become inflamed and appear red.
Shin splints are an overuse injury; therefore, if you are exercising beyond your current level of fitness you are more likely to suffer from shin splints. Other factors such as your stride length, vertical displacement while running, shoe choice and the surface you run on may also contribute to your shin splints.
We conduct a thorough biomechanical assessment and a review of your running/exercise history. We combine this with a analysis of your shoe choice and the surfaces you typically run on to formulate a treatment plan. The treatment plan will be highly tailored to the individual and based on all the factors mentioned above which will be unique to you. It may include some combination of addressing biomechanical issues, strength deficits, footwear choice, orthotic therapy, dry needling, and shockwave therapy. Click here for Langmore Podiatry's YouTube video on shin splints.
If you are experiencing heel pain, call Langmore Podiatry in Berwick today at 9707 1988 for an appointment with one of our experienced podiatrists. Located in the heart of Berwick, more Podiatry is just a short drive from Narre Warren, Beaconsfield, Pakenham, and Cranbourne.