275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

Shin Splints Treated

Shin splints – tibial stress syndrome – are a manifestation of sports injuries, especially long distance running, intense running workouts, and dancing. Symptoms include:

  • Stress fractures – shinbone splinters into tiny hairline breaks
  • Flat feet – over-pronation of the foot
  • Inflamed leg muscles
  • Swollen leg tendons
  • Irritated leg tendons

When the arch of your foot collapses due to over-exertion of the foot, over-pronation occurs and the foot’s natural structure is altered. Runners are prone to developing shin splints when improper footwear is worn. High arched feet can also cause shin splints.

Treating Shin Splints

Shin splints are best treated through physical therapy at Spine and Sports Medicine. Beginning with a thorough and correct diagnosis of the cause of shin splints, our sports therapy specialists will:

  • Correct shin splints without foot surgery
  • Relieve shin splints pain without foot surgery
  • Prevent shin splints from worsening
  • Prevent shin splints from recurring

Important factors in carefully diagnosing, treating, and preventing shin splits are patient-focused:

  • Medical History
  • Body type
  • Occupation
  • Sports
  • Lifestyle
  • Activities

Your patient-focused treatment for shin splints at Spine and Sports Medicine will be individually planned to strengthen the leg muscles and increase flexibility. Our goal in treating shin splints is to release the pressure from the damaged foot and allow it to heal properly.

  • Shin splits are a leg overuse injury
  • Shin splint pain is located on the outer edge of the leg next to the shinbone
  • Shin splint pain is extreme to the point of having to cease workouts

At Spine and Sports Medicine, a multi-faceted approach to treating shin splints includes:

  • Relative rest from excessive activity
  • Change-up in workout strategy
  • High-Tech/High-Touch Stretching and Exercises
  • Improved footwear
  • Icing
  • Anti-inflammatory OTC medication
  • Graduated increase of preferred sport activity – running, dancing, etc.

Foremost Physical Therapy Provider

Spine and Sports Medicine is a cutting edge physical therapy practice. If you are suffering from shin splints that won’t heal, you are invited to our warm and welcoming, first-class, spa-like physical therapy center. Discover the healing benefits of physical therapy at Spine and Sports Medicine.

Schedule a physical therapy evaluation with one of our doctors and look forward to being pain free when you return to your favorite sport activity. Click below or call 212.986.3888.

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