Shin Splints

What are shin splints?

“Shin splints” is a term used to describe pain along the outside or inside border of the shin bone that typically increases with repetitive activity. The most common cause of this sensation is periostitis, which occurs when the muscles that attach to the shin bone are overworked or strained. Periostitis can be caused by the anatomical structure of the legs, weak or tight muscles, changes in exercise routines, poor footwear, and overuse.

Common Symptoms

  • Pain on inside or outside border of the shin bone
  • Pain with added external pressure
  • Swelling
  • Pain occurs at the beginning of an exercise bout and is worse after finishing exercise

Treatment Strategies

Book a physiotherapy, chiropractic, or massage therapy appointment today to effectively treat shin splints. Our skilled clinicians will assist you in reducing pain, regaining range of motion, improving strength, and preventing recurrence of the issue.

Some of the treatment techniques that may be beneficial include: