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Is Shin Splints slowing you down?
Treatment for Shin Splints
Shin Splints is the common term for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). It is an injury caused by overuse and “doing too much too soon”. In these cases we see an inflammatory reaction to the periosteum of the tibia (the outer covering of the bone).
It is more common for those participating in high impact activities such as running, jumping or football.
Manage Your lower Limb Pain with Equilibrium
Initially a comprehensive case history is taken to ensure we know exactly what is going on. This helps us establish a diagnosis and formulate a treatment and management plan specific to YOU.
Generally you will experience a reduction in pain and intensity of your symptoms following your hands on treatment session.
You will leave with a greater understanding of your injury, with a clear pathway and strategies to help manage your condition.
How Osteopathy can help with lower limb pain?
Looking for relief from lower limb pain?
We may have the solution for you. Our skilled practitioners can help you find relief and get you back to your everyday life.
More Information About lower limb Pain
Shin splints are caused by overstraining of your muscles where they attach to your shinbone. Generally we see the most common cause is overuse or over training in association with poor foot and lower limb biomechanics. In these cases we see the muscles of the lower limb placed under more stress than they are able to cope with, resulting in their inability to function properly, and dysfunction occurs
Factors that may predispose an individual at an increase risk of developing shin splints are:
- Over pronation/ Supination of your feet
- Increasing your training load too quickly – too much too soon
- Running on hard or angled surfaces
- Muscular tightness – Calve’s Hamstrings etc
- Weakness in lower limb muscles ( Quadriceps / Hamstrings / Calf )
- Inappropriate or old / damaged footwear
Let the Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic team guide you back to doing the things you love!
The Osteopath’s at Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic in Glen Iris are highly trained to identify the leading cause of your lower limb pain and implement a specific and effective treatment programme to get you back on your feet quicker. Simply call (03) 9822 1900 or book an appointment below.
At Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic:
We don’t believe in providing you with a “recipe” for your injury management. You are unique, just like your injury and therefore require techniques and a management plan that is specific to you.
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