Do your shins throb and ache after your daily run? Have the painkillers and anti inflammatories failed you. Just hobbling around the house especially first thing in pain really getter you down? Is it a drag not being able to walk or run without limping?
It could be shin splints. The cause is stress on your shinbone and the connective tissues that attach muscles to your bones. They get inflamed and painful.
This common problem can result from:
- Flat feet — when the impact of a step makes your foot’s arch collapse or overpronation
- Shoes that don’t fit well or provide good support
- Working out without warmup or cooldown stretches
- Weak ankles, hips, or core muscles
If you think you are suffering from Shin Splints you will recognise that trying to overcome this problem on your own is quite difficult. The very nature of this injury is slow onset and also can be be very difficult to rectify. As a runner who was afflicted by this I completely understand the pain and frustration you are going through!
How we can help
We have a proven track record in successfully treating Shin Splints through our unique Infra Red Sauna and hydrotherapy/hands on approach. We have found that this type of treatment provides better results than just hands on treatment alone and will assist in speeding up your recover time greatly. We are the only therapist to offer this service in Cork.
In addition we often use bespoke Orthotics with a precision placed metatarsal pad designed to control the ground reaction forces being felt excessively in this zone, and to control the underlying biomechanics. You will receive a very comprehensive review of the factors causing your injury and you can expect to experience a dramatic improvement after your first visit. We will provide you with your own proven home rehab protocol to enhance your therapy session.
We have found that our unique combination of Infra Red Sauna, Hydrotherapy and Hands On treatment provides better results than just hands on treatment alone and will assist in speeding up your recover time greatly. We are the only therapist to offer this service in Cork.
A unique approach tailored to your Shin Splints condition will over time bring about a lasting solution to this painful and annoying injury getting you back into the activities you wish to participate in ASAP.