What is Shin Splints?
This is a condition caused by repetitive stress to the muscles of the lower leg and is typically associated with repetitive activities like running and jumping. The muscles involved with these activities connect to a bone in the lower leg called the tibia. With repetitive stress to these muscles, injuries can occur at their attachment to the bone resulting in pain in the shin between the knee and ankle. Jogging, basketball, soccer and dancing are a few of the activities associated with shin splints. Symptoms typically include pain and tenderness along the inner aspect of the shin and may include swelling of the same region.
Symptoms of Shin Splints?
- Pain and swelling around any portion of the ankle
- Pain with standing, walking, or running
- Limited movement of the ankle
- Pain on the bottom of the foot or into the shin
- Loss of balance and stability while upright
Causes of Shin Splints
- Flat feet
- Shoes that don’t provide proper support
- Muscle weakness in legs or core
Shin Splint Solutions in NJ
Here at Performance Rehabilitation, we have many options to treat your shin splints, including non-surgical and surgical.
Why Choose Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine?
Whether you are suffering from a recent or chronic condition that is adversely affecting your ability to live life under your terms, our Back Pain Specialists can help you today. To have a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 908-754-1960.