Shin Splints

Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, is a type of overuse injury that causes pain and inflammation along the shinbone. Shin splints are often caused by repetitive stress on the muscles and bones of the lower leg, particularly during high-impact activities such as running, jumping, or dancing. This stress can cause tiny tears in the muscles and inflammation in the surrounding tissues, leading to pain and discomfort.

At Optistride, we offer advanced diagnostic techniques to assess your foot mechanics, identify the root cause of your shin splints, and develop personalized treatment plans. Depending on your specific needs and circumstances, we may recommend exercises, stretches, or strengthening programs to help improve the strength and flexibility of your lower legs. We may also recommend orthotic insoles or footwear modifications to provide additional support and cushioning for your feet, which can help improve your overall foot mechanics and reduce stress on the muscles and bones of the lower leg. Bespoke insoles can be particularly effective for individuals with shin splints, as they can be tailored to address the specific biomechanical issues contributing to your condition.

It’s important to note that certain factors can make shin splints worse, including running on hard surfaces, wearing shoes with insufficient support or cushioning, and increasing your activity level too quickly. Our team of Biomechanics Consultants can provide guidance on how to modify your activities and footwear to help reduce your risk of further injury and promote healing.

Shin splints are a particularly common issue for sports men and women, as high-impact activities and repetitive stress on the lower legs can increase the risk of developing this condition. At Optistride, we have extensive experience working with athletes of all levels to help address and prevent shin splints, and we’re committed to helping our clients stay healthy and active.

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort due to shin splints, don’t let it hold you back from the activities you love. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert Biomechanics Consultants. We’re here to help you get back on your feet and back in the game.