Physical Therapy Relieves Shin Splint Pain

What are shin splints? The condition is the most common athletic injury and includes 35% of athletes involved in running or a sport that includes jumping.
Shin splints or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome have tears in the muscles surrounding the shin bone and tibia. Below are the most common causes of this painful condition:

  • Running for an extended period and often with ill-fitted shoes
  • Sports that include jumping, especially on hard surfaces such as tennis and basketball
  • Weight gain

Pain is on the front part of the leg, between the knee and ankle. Physical therapy relieves shin splint pain and is vital at the first onset of pain.

Physical Therapy for Shin Splint Pain

If rest and heat/ice do not resolve your shin splint pain, it is time to contact a physical therapy specialist. A therapy specialist can help in the following ways:

  • Manual Therapy and therapeutic massage
  • Stretches targeting the muscles of the leg, calf, and foot
  • Taping
  • An athletic shoe review and advice
  • Prescribed movement for at-home exercises

The Therapy Network for Shin Splint Pain

At The Therapy Network, you will meet a therapy specialist that will evaluate today’s pain. They will create a comprehensive plan to follow at TTN and home. The goal is to resolve today’s pain and provide preventative education.

If you are a runner, The Therapy Network provides a full range of services.

Appointments are available today at our six locations in the Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake, Virginia, areas. You do not need a physician’s referral to visit The Therapy Network in VA. Schedule an appointment today, and we will provide a pain-free-future. Physical therapy relieves shin splint pain and we are ready to meet you today.