What is it and how is it treated?
What are Shin Splints?
“Shin splints” refers to pain along the shin bone (tibia) and is one of the most common lower extremity injuries among athletes and active people. Shins splints most often develop after repetitive athletic activities or a change in athletic routine or intensity. This condition is caused by the inflammation of one or more of the muscles, tendons or tissues around the tibia. Risk factors for shin splints include having flat feet as well as working out with improper footwear.
At OrthoNeuro, our Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists have helped thousands of patients with Shin Splints live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical options.
How are Shin Splints Treated?
Shin Splints are categorized as repetitive strain injuries and therefore almost never require surgery and can be managed with non-surgical treatment options. At OrthoNeuro, these non-surgical options can include:
- Activity modification
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Compression garments
- Orthotics and shoe inserts
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Patients who are experiencing the symptoms of Shin Splints should not delay a diagnosis. The decision of what treatments are best for you will be determined by what you and your OrthoNeuro Specialist feel is best.
- If you have been suffering the symptoms of Shin Splints, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
- Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.
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