Shin Splint Conditions
Our Musculoskeletal Podiatrists are highly experienced at solving leg pains and building up your strength and confidence so that you feel empowered to achieve you goals again.
Shin splints is a “lay term” which refers to exercise induced leg pains. Our Musculoskeletal Podiatrist’s are expert at differentiating between the different causes of exercises induced leg pains where sufferers most commonly present with:
Medial tibial Stress Syndrome which is normally described as pain and tenderness along the inside of the lower leg which eases off with activity and worsens following rest.
Tibial Stress Fracture which can often develop as a result of untreated medial tibial stress syndrome and prevents sufferers being able to bear weight fully through the leg. There is usually local swelling and very specific pain and tenderness on the leg bone.
Both conditions are highly prevalent in runners and those who are at increased risk include: females, military personnel and individuals with extremely flat or high arched foot types.
Less common manifestations of exercise induced leg pains are:
- Popliteal Arterial Entrapment Syndrome
- Biomechanical Overload Syndrome
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Compartment Syndrome
Our specialist Podiatrists will conduct a thorough Leg Pain Initial Consultation to determine the cause of your leg pains and provide you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.