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Physiotherapist - Specializes in Treatment of Shin Splints
The term ‘Shin Splints’ describes pain felt along the inner edge of the shin bone. Shin Splint pain concentrates in the lower leg between the knee and ankle. Shin Splints frequently affect people who engage in moderate to heavy physical activities. The pain associated with Shin Splints results from excessive amounts of force on the shin bone and the tissues attaching the shin bone to the muscles surrounding it. People with Shin Splints will experience some of the following symptoms such as dull ache in the front part of the lower leg, pain on either side of the shin bone, muscle pain, swelling in the lower leg, and numbness in the feet, among others.
HOW IS SHIN SPLINTS DIAGNOSED?
An orthopaedic would do a shin scan or X-ray to check for hairline fractures and shin damage along with checking for signs of inflammation.
HOW IS SHIN SPLINTS TREATED?
Simple self-care steps can help in avoiding Shin Splints. Physiotherapist may suggest mild exercises for relieving pain. Resting the feet and applying ice over the area also helps relieve pain. Over the counter painkillers may be used for pain relief.
DID YOU KNOW?
Shin Splint is a cumulative stress disorder.
Shin splint is a condition that causes excessive pain and even swelling at times in the front part of the lower leg. Shin splint is most common in athletes who jog or run and the pain is most commonly due to repeated stress on the shinbone, which is also known as Tibia and the tissue that connects the muscle to the Tibia. Shin splint treatment varies based on the severity of the pain the patient has. Shin Splint Treatment begins with the doctor advising complete rest to the legs. Shin Splint treatment includes rest, ice compression and elevated sleeping posture under the legs to reduce the pain. Dermatologists and doctors may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs to get relief from Shin Splint pain. Shin splint treatment is split into three parts, that is to reduce pain and swelling, which relieves the patient from Shin muscle pain. Secondly, doctors will try to restore the muscles back with therapies and exercises. Thirdly, the patient is advised to wear shock absorbing insoles in shoes and he/she will get considerable relief by doing exercises in stretching, wearing and massaging in the calf muscles without straining the bones.
The earlier the pain is diagnosed and treated, the quicker the cure. The duration of the Shin splint treatment takes anywhere from 3 weeks to a year or so depending on the intensity of the pain, lifestyle and work out habits of the patient. Once the patient is fully recovered, He can go back to begin heavy intensity workouts.
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