If you are suffering from pain on the inner or outerside of your shins then you maybe suffering from shin splints. Shin splints are usually caused by inflammation or damage to the tibialis posterior muscles that is attached to the shin bone brought on by excessive strain or overuse. Runners and athletes are more prone to developing shin splints due to the increased level of strain that there lower legs must endure when running.
Symptoms associated with shin splints
If you are suffering from shin splints you will experience pain along the inside and outside of the shin. This pain tends to arise through exercise involving your lower legs and will gradually get worse the more exercise that you do. Pain will usually subside when you rest your legs however depending upon the severity of your shin splints it is not unusual for sufferers to experience constant pain in the shins even whilst resting.
The main causes:
Shin splints can be caused by a range of different things. The main causes of shin splints are:
- A sudden increase in the intensity of physical activity involving your lower legs.
- Running on hard surfaces such as concrete pavement that your legs are not accustomed too.
- Wearing shoes that do not sufficiently support your feet or absorb shock when you run
- Running barefoot when you usually run wearing shoes.
- If you suffer from over pronation this can affect your gait and place extra strain on the lower legs muscles.
- Tight calf muscles can also cause the shin muscles to also become tight making them more prone to being overstretched and damaged as a result.
All of these things can expose your shins and the muscles that support the shins to pressure, shock and stress that they are either not accustomed too or are simply not designed to cope with which results in an inflammatory response or in more serious cases damage to the shin muscles causing shin splints to occur.
There are a range of treatments that you can try to help ease shin splints.
Resting your lower legs is one way to help prevent further damage and let your shins recover. Applying ice wrapped inside a towel can also help to reduce inflammation and speed up your recovery. One of the best ways to treat and prevent shin splints is to wear properly fitted shoes with a pair of orthotic arch support insoles fitted inside them.
How insoles can help
Orthotic arch support insoles are designed to help prevent biomechanical imbalances in your feet by restoring your feet to a more natural position and function. By correcting biomechanical imbalances such as over pronation and reducing tension in your feet this will help to reduce the strain on your shins. Our insoles are also made from medical grade materials specially made to spread pressure from under your feet and stop shock from damaging your shins stopping your shin splints worse.
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