Shin Splints2019-09-03T11:25:27+00:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Shin Splints

Shin splints also known as Medial Tibial Traction Periostitis is a condition which causes pain and inflammation along the inside of the lower third of the shin bone (tibia). It occurs due to overuse of the muscles which control the movement of the foot and ankle as it makes contact with the ground. These muscles become overworked and fatigued and begin to pull on the shin bone where they originate from leading to an inflammatory stress reaction. The condition is most common in long distance runners due to repetitive overuse and strain.

Treatment for Shin Splints

There are a number of factors which may contribute to the development of shin splints, these include flat feet (over pronators), poor muscle conditioning and flexibility, training errors, poor foot wear, and running on sloped or hard surfaces. At Portobello Physiotherapy our Chartered Physiotherapists will examine the causes of your pain and may use any of the following treatment techniques to restore you back to full physical health: Deep tissue massage, Myofascial techniques, passive stretching and strengthening exercises, Laser, dry needling, acupuncture, corrective taping and prescription orthotics.

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I have attended Portobello Physio Clinic over the past few years for various running injuries ranging from IT Band problems to Achilles and calf strains.
Each series of treatments have been well explained, very specific to my needs and ultimately effective in getting me back running as quickly as possible.
The provision of video exercises, which were emailed to me, has proved very helpful as it ensures time spent treating the injury at home is not wasted.
The service has been exemplary, including staff taking calls after treatment has finished to answer any questions, or agreeing to see me during the day, between clients, to spend a moment or two to ensure I know how to effectively complete exercises.
I would highly recommend the team at Portobello Physio Clinic.

Liam Lysaght Recreational Runner

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