Shin Splints Physical Therapy
Casey is essential to my health and doing the things I love, like running! He is attentive to detail, prevention and healing. Many, many thanks for getting me through injuries and ready to race.
The team at Therapydia is exceptional. They really understand the body, treatments and desired outcomes of clients. While I’m using them due to a surgery I had, I plan on using their services for more preventative work to improve my overall strength and alignment with running and skiing.
Casey was very thorough and great at explaining what was going on with my body to me. I found him to be extremely professional and warm and approachable at the same time. I have and will continue to recommend people to see Casey he is great at his a great PT.
Shin Splint Causes
Medial tibial stress syndrome has long been referred to as “shin splints” due to symptom location along the shinbone, the tibia. It has been suggested that stress to the soft tissue muscles and other connective tissue deep behind the shinbone have been the source of pain. However, more recent studies have suggested that symptoms may be related to an imbalance between bone resorption and bone formation. Basically more bone is being reabsorbed than being created due high levels of stress and activity along the tibia leading to a stress fracture. Common amongst runners, it is estimated that approximately 35% of active individuals may experience medial tibial stress syndrome.
Signs & Symptoms
When increasing mileage too quickly or changing their training regime, runners may experience overuse injuries resulting in shin splints. Jumping sports such as volleyball and basketball, also puts greater stress on your shinbone. There are a number of factors at play when running or participating high impact sports and shin splints can be a result of excessive stress placed on one leg or help, foot pronation (upward or downward motion) or even worn out shoes. Having a flat or high arch in your foot also gives you a higher chance of getting shin splints.
- Tenderness upon touching your shin
- Ache during and after activity
- Pain along shin may worsen as activity continues
Our physical therapist can help you identify the causes of your shin splints and create a custom program to meet your needs and goals. To prevent shin splints from coming back and keeping you from the sport you love, your physical therapist will complete an analysis of your lower limb area to pinpoint the cause of your pain and greatly reduce your risk of chronic pain. Every physical therapy treatment is unique to the individual. Below are some of the treatment methods that may be used to treat your shin splints.
- Manual, hands-on physical therapy techniques to mobilize stiffness in calf and achilles and improve range-of-motion
- Video run analysis to understand your running form and identify movement patterns that may contribute to shin splints
- Custom exercises to strengthen ankle, foot, hips, core and lower extremities for high-impact activities
About Therapydia Denver
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At Therapydia Denver, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on shin splints treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.
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