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Shin Splints Treatment Perth

Shin Splints Treatment Perth

Do you want relief from your shin splints pain? Do you need shin splints treatment so that you can return to sport or running as quickly as possibly? Book online and feel better with expert shin splints treatment by our experienced physiotherapists.

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What are Shin Splints?

The tibia or shin bone is surrounded by a membrane called the tibial periosteum. Many of the muscles and tendons that act on the foot attach to this membrane and create great stress and strain when contracting and stretching. Excessive stress on the medial or inside portion of the shin can result in inflammation of the periosteum, otherwise known as shin splints.

Causes of Shin Splints

Shin Splints are an overuse injury, commonly caused by increased loads and poor biomechanics like over pronation of the foot. It is possible for any age group to develop shin splints however runners between the age of 15-40 seem to be most at risk. Obesity, poor footwear, poor biomechanics, muscle weakness, poor flexibility and changes in running/sport surface can also contribute to shin splints.

Signs and Symptoms of Shin Splints

  • Shin pain – Pain is felt along the inside border of the shin.
  • Shin pain is usually present at the start of exercise, often eases as the area warms up but can become worse again after exercise.
  • The shin is tender to touch and may feel thickened or lumpy.

Assessment of Shin Splints

My Physio Perth are experts in the diagnosis and classification of shin splints injuries. Your physiotherapist will ask questions about your symptoms and exercise regime. They’ll also perform a physical examination to confirm the diagnosis. If required, they will commence shin splints treatment.

Shin Splints Treatment

My Physio Perth are experts in shin splints treatment in Perth. Your treatment will depend on your individual circumstances but is likely to consist of the following:

  • Res
  • Ice
  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Strengthening
  • Footwear recommendations
  • Orthotics

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