Condition of the Week (1/30/2017): Shin Splints
posted: Mar 23, 2017.
If you are a running athlete, you are likely aware of this debilitating
nature of this condition. However, you may be interested in knowing
that this, season limiting injury is treated quite efficiently and
effectively in our office. The first step in properly addressing shin
splints is finding the cause of the problem. A loss of stability within
the arches of the foot or reduced mobility of the ankle joint, coupled
with the repetitive stress of running sports will commonly lead to
diffuse pain down the front of the shin. Our office is proud to say
that we have seen incredible results with our high school and college
athletes who have suffered from shin splints. Addressing the
biomechanics of the foot and ankle, custom orthotics to support the
arches, low level laser therapy to reduce swelling and improve tissue
healing are some examples of the treatments used in our office to keep
our athletes on the field and competing in the sports they love.