Shin splints’ is the common term for medial tibial stress syndrome. It refers to pain felt anywhere along the shinbone from knee to ankle. People who play sports that involve a lot of running are particularly prone to this injury. Shin splints can be caused by a number of factors working in combination. These factors include: overuse, flat feet, poor biomechanics, high impact activities and footwear.
At Talaria we specialise in treating shin splints and preventing any pain in your feet. Please come see us for all your foot health needs.
Studies have shown that shockwave is an effective therapy for shin splints with significant alleviation of pain and improvement in function. Shockwave therapy is aimed to accelerate tissue repair, cell growth, reduce pain and increased mobility. Essentially it kick starts the body’s natural healing mechanisms. At Talaria we believe that the skilful implementation of shockwave as part of a treatment approach can be vital in achieving the best outcome for our patients.
Orthotics can greatly enhance your quality of life as they realign the feet into a more efficient and economical position, making your feet more comfortable. If you have shin splints you may benefit from orthotic management. Our podiatrists at Talaria will undertake an extensive biomechanical assessment to identify any additional factors causing pain that may be addressed with orthotics.