What are Shin Splints?
Shin splints are a term used to describe pain along the shin bone (tibia) and are one of the most common lower extremity injuries among athletes and active people. Shin splints most often develop after repetitive athletic activities or a change in the intensity of a workout routine. This condition is caused by the inflammation of one or more of the muscles, tendons or tissues around the tibia. Other risk factors for shin splints include having flat feet as well as working out with improper footwear.
At OSS Health, our Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists have helped thousands of patients with Shin Splints live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical options.
How are Shin Splints Treated at OSS Health?
Shin Splints are categorized as repetitive strain injuries and therefore almost never require surgery and can be managed with non-surgical treatment options. At OSS Health, these non-surgical options can include:
- Activity modification
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Compression garments
- Orthotics and shoe inserts
The First Step.
If you or someone you love is suffering from an orthopaedic, spine or sports injury – trust the awarded team at OSS Health. Contact us today so that we can find the right OSS Health specialist for you and get you back to an active and healthy life. We offer the latest non-surgical and surgical treatment options and believe that you should Never Let Pain Steal Your Passion!