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    Shin Splints

    “Shin splints” is a term to describe pain and swelling in the front of the lower legs. The pain usually appears after and is aggravated by repetitive activities such as running or walking.

    Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn out or improper shoes/sneakers, as well as running or walking on uneven surfaces. The inflammation in the shin results from the repeated pull of a muscle in the leg from the shin bone (tibia).

    This condition usually occurs in both legs and can be alleviated by:

    • Rest
    • Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen
    • Icing
    • A change in training habits, stretching exercises, and properly fitted shoes
    • Orthotics to reduce pronation and so decrease stress through the shin

    We can treat the condition, recommend proper shoe gear, and evaluate whether or not orthotics are needed. If not treated, shin splints may eventually result in a stress fracture of the shin bone.

    Other Foot Conditions: Ageing Feet, Blisters, Chilblains, Gout, Heel Pain, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sweaty Feet, Verrucae - for full advice please follow this link to The College of Podiatry.

    Shin Splints Photo: Dr Harry Gouvas - Wiki Commons Licence

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    To find out more about our foot care services please call us at our nearest podiatry clinic.

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