The term shin splints refers to a painful condition that develops where the muscles located on the shin and in the calf muscles attach to the shin bone (tibia). They actively control 1 to 5 times your body weight, an average of 10,000 times per day.
The most common symptoms associated with shin splints include:
Most symptoms increase with accumulating activity.
The most common causes of shin splints include:
Orthotics (Orthoses) – Must be prescribed by a physician
Custom made orthoses support the skeleton, muscles and fascia in the correct position. Orthoses are a long term solution to prevent reoccurrence by controlling and/or correcting the mechanics that cause the problem
Orthoses for shin splints should include:
Stability footwear including therapeutic and orthopaedic shoes, are integral to the treatment process. Certified Pedorthists are trained to fit patients with appropriate footwear. BioPed offers many types of footwear into which an orthotic device may be placed or worn alone.
Modifications to footwear are also available at the discretion of the Pedorthist.