Here’s some information for all of you summer runners out there about Shin Splints
Many people experience pain to their shins following a run or light jog. This pain can be called by shin splints caused by irritated and swollen muscles. This irritation can be due to overuse and incorrect biomechanics. The pain associated with shin splints, also known as tibial stress syndrome, occurs just behind the long shin bone. Too much force can cause inflammation along the area.
Symptoms can include tenderness or pain along the inside of the lower leg as well as swelling to the lower leg. Treatment for shin splints varies but can include: Rest, ice, over the counter anti-inflammatories, proper shoe gear as well as custom orthotics. If you have chronic shin pain, or have developed pain to your shins following exercise, do not hesitate to contact us at Worthington Foot & Ankle.