Shin Splints treatment PTI Orthic Lab Boulder

Shin Splints Condition


Shin splints are a painful inflammation of the origin of the anterior tibials
muscle. It refers to pain along the shin or front of the leg. However,
many patients come into a physician's office complaining of "shin
splints" when they have pain in the lower front leg from activities like
running after long periods of inactivity.

It is caused by a relative weakness or overuse of the anterior tibialis
and tightness of the calf muscles. Since the anterior tibialis helps
support the medial longitudinal arch, these tibial stress syndromes are
helped by wearing custom biomechanical orthotics that control mid foot
motion and support the medial longitudinal arch. A strengthening
program for the anterior tibialis and calf muscle stretching is also
encouraged.
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