Pain along the shin bone, or tibia, caused by the damaging of tendons and muscles that run along the shin from knee to ankle, is called shin splints. Commonly seen in runners and athletes, shin splints are caused by a number of factors, including overuse, repetitive impact of feet on hard surfaces, and overpronation, or flattening of the arch. This final cause is fundamental to most cases of shin splints as well as the reason most cases of shin splints worsen if not corrected.
Stabilizing and restoring your foot arches is the first step to alleviating the pain caused by shin splints. If you suffer from shin splints, and the pain is keeping you from your activities, contact us at McDowell Podiatry today! We can evaluate your condition and determine whether custom orthotics are right for you. Give our office a call at (916) 961-3434 or fill out our online contact form.