Do you find that lately when exercising at the gym or walking/running that your shins begin to get sore? Does this pain like to stick around until you stop and rest for some time?
If this is the case then you may have what we call MTSS (Medial tibial stress syndrome), or as it is more commonly known ‘Shin Splints’!
So what is ‘shin splints’ exactly ? And why is this happening to me ?
Shin splints or MTSS is a pain that is typically located along the lower two-thirds of the shinbone. It is simply an inflammation and/or microtearing of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around your shinbone.
This can occur for many reasons and is not uncommon, some of those reasons are:
So how do we fix shin splints
This sounds obvious, but the most important point in treating shin splints is working out if you may be doing things to cause the pain e.g. running on hard surfaces, your sneakers are worn out etc. The specific things we then can do include the following:
Shin splints are not the end of the world and typically have great and fast results with the right treatment plan ! But sort it out early before it becomes chronic and stops you from walking and running AND more serious damage. If you need further advice around how to get rid of shin pain, call us on at either Burnside (08 8333 2022), Woodville (08 8445 8680) or Click Here to book online.
Rhys Potter – Podiatrist at Healthy Life Foot Clinic