Shin Splint Condition

Our Musculoskeletal Podiatrists are highly experienced at solving leg pains and building up your strength and confidence so that you feel empowered to achieve you goals again.

Shin splints is a “lay term” which refers to exercise induced leg pains. Our Musculoskeletal Podiatrist’s are expert at differentiating between the different causes of exercises induced leg pains where sufferers most commonly present with:

Medial tibial Stress Syndrome which is normally described as pain and tenderness along the inside of the lower leg which eases off with activity and worsens following rest.

Tibial Stress Fracture which can often develop as a result of untreated medial tibial stress syndrome and prevents sufferers being able to bear weight fully through the leg. There is usually local swelling and very specific pain and tenderness on the leg bone.

Both conditions are highly prevalent in runners and those who are at increased risk include: females, military personnel and individuals with extremely flat or high arched foot types.

Less common manifestations of exercise induced leg pains are:

Popliteal Arterial Entrapment Syndrome

Biomechanical Overload Syndrome

Lumbar Radiculopathy

Compartment Syndrome

Our Musculoskeletal Podiatrists will conduct a thorough Musculoskeletal Consultation with Video Gait Analysis to determine the cause of your leg pains and provide you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Treatments we offer for Exercise Induced Leg Pains are:

Custom Foot Orthoses

Custom foot orthoses to address any foot posture or gait related issues that may be contributing to your symptoms.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy to reduce your symptoms, repair any soft tissue or bony damage and expedite healing of your injury.

Exercise Rehabilitation

Exercise rehabilitation to improve your tolerance to load and lower limb strength and mobility.

Return to Running Programme

Return to Running programme to ensure that when you get back to running you minimises your risk of reinjury.

Footwear Advice

Return to running programme to ensure that when you get back to running you minimises your risk of reinjury.

Treatments & Solutions

Our team of HCPC registered Podiatrists provide advanced treatments for a wide range of foot & ankle conditions.

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