Treating Shin Splints with Pinnacle
Shin Splints treatment revolves heavily around load management and providing a clear pathway for progressive overload so the muscle, fascia and bone can gradually adapt rather than being in a constant state of overload, or cycles of rest then overload and relapse.
Second to load management, we need to make sure the muscles of the lower leg are sufficiently robust enough to handle the demands of sport. We may implement a strengthening program as part of shin splint treatment.
An important step in assessing someone with shin splints is addressing any foot function contributors. Shin splint treatment for someone with a highly pronated foot function may include footwear advice and foot orthotics to de-load the area while running.
Orthotics for shin splints can be a very useful tool, most can feel an immediate reduction in symptoms. After a biomechanical assessment (link) we will advice how likely you are to benefit from orthotics and the options; prefabricated or custom, and associated costs (link to fees page).
For the best shin splints Sydney treatment tailored to you, you can search appointment availability with our sports podiatrists in Sydney and book online here.