Shin splints are a common injury for athletes or people who perform high impact exercise on hard surfaces such as running and jumping. People who suffer shin splints experience pain in the lower third of their legs between the knee and ankle. Shin splints result from damage to the connective tissue that encapsulates the tibia. If the injury is ignored it can result in stress fractures of tibia which can be quite debilitating.
Some risk factors for developing shin splints are:
- Flat Feet
- Excessive Calf tightness
- Being Overweight
- Performing exercise on hard surfaces.
At MRA Podiatry and Orthotics we will perform a thorough assessment of your feet and determine the best treatment for you.
- Rehabilitation programs
- Ultrasound therapy