There are many different forms of shin pain & many different causes. If you have shin pain you should seek professional advice.
When someone presents with shin pain they will often assume they have “shin splints” (medically called ‘medial tibial stress syndrome’) – this most commonly is pain along the inside edge of the main shin bone(called the tibia). While this is the most common form of shin pain, other causes of shin pain include compartment syndrome (abnormal pressure in the tissues of the lower leg) & stress fractures.
Diagnosing shin pain can be complex & so it is important to have your shin pain properly assessed & diagnosed. Our Podiatrist’s at Healthy Life Foot Clinic are trained to assess, diagnose & treat shin pain. Treatment commonly used can include footwear advice, muscle/tissue stretching & strengthening, use of acupuncture, dry needling, low level & cold laser therapy, activity modification & orthotics. Please call us if you would like to speak with us about your shin pain.