If you’re experiencing sharp pain along the front of the shinbone, you may be dealing with medial tibial stress syndrome — generally known as shin splints. This common, painful injury suffered by millions of people every year occurs when the tendons, muscles and bone tissue around the shinbone, or tibia, are overworked. It’s often found among runners, other athletes, and dancers who have suddenly increased their workout routines.
If shin splints are keeping you away from the activities you love, the fully licensed and expertly trained physical therapist at Nevada Rehabilitation Centers can provide pain relief and recovery to bring you back to the activity you love. Our clean, modern facility, attentive staff, and state-of-the-art treatments are the gold standard in the field. We train patients of all ages and fitness levels to use their bodies’ natural healing power, instead of relying on pain medication or surgery.
Working along with your doctor, we will perform an evaluation of your condition, including your choice of footwear and your gait, then target the affected portion of the shinbone with pain-relieving techniques to reduce the inflammation. We next create a customized stretching and strengthening program to gradually increase flexibility and ensure that the supporting joints and muscles are working together in harmony. Your progress is carefully monitored every step on the way during this program and adjusted accordingly. In addition, we will prepare a home program for you to use during and after our treatments.
This condition does not disappear by itself without the underlying cause being addressed, and the injury can develop into something even more serious, such as a stress fracture, if not treated properly.
Don’t let an injury like shin splints keep you on the sidelines. The physical therapist at Nevada Rehabilitation Centers can get you back to the activities you love — free from the pain that had robbed you of enjoyment. Please contact our office today to arrange a consultation.
By Nevada Rehabilitation Centers
February 23, 2022