About Shin Splints

What is it and what are my treatment options?

Shin Splints Overview

Shin splints are inflammation of shin muscles, tendons and soft tissues. Shin splint symptom may make it very hard to run, walk or even stand. A Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) foot and ankle specialist prescribes a customized treatment plan to quickly reduce symptoms.

Symptoms & Causes

Shin splint symptoms include:

  • Dull throbbing pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Soreness
  • Tenderness

Shin splints are common in athletes and active individuals. Causes include:

  • Flat feet
  • Sudden physical activity volume or intensity changes
  • Long distance running
  • Rigid arches

Common Treatments:

A combination of nonsurgical treatment options treats shin splints. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA foot and ankle specialist may recommend:

  • A walking boot
  • Activity modification
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
  • Orthotics
  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
  • Shoe changes
  • Stretching exercises

Surgery is not a shin splint treatment option.

Make an Appointment
with A Foot & Ankle Specialist

Please do not let shin splint symptoms linger on. Make an appointment with a CONA foot and ankle specialist to receive a customized treatment plan.

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Greer, SC 29650
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