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Shin Splints


  Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD

Shin Splints Treatment

There are a number of potential causes of shin splints, from ill-fitting footwear to flat feet. Runners and other athletes may experience higher instances of shin splints due to insufficient warmups before training or competing. Whatever the cause, Silicon Valley Orthopaedics can provide effective solutions. Our team can help to ease the pain and reduce strain on the connective tissues and muscles that attach to the bone.

Although shin splints can heal without treatment, taking advantage of a clinical examination at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics is recommended. There may be underlying medical conditions that are causing your symptoms. In some cases, patients have suffered a minor fracture without even realizing it.

If you are suffering from shin splints, it is important to rest in order to give the tissue time to heal. Icing the affected area can help. However, you can also use non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to relieve pain and swelling. If your symptoms persist, halt strenuous activities right away and consult with an experienced orthopedic surgeon at Silicon Valley Orthopedics.

Custom Orthotics for Shin Splints

If your shoes or feet are causing the problem, custom orthotics may provide an effective solution. Custom made inserts for shoes can reduce or eliminate the strain on connective tissues. You can purchase insoles over-the-counter, but these products may make the problem worse. This is because they are not specifically designed for your feet.

At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, we take a comprehensive approach to providing a diagnosis and effective treatment. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds aim to ensure that any underlying issues are identified, and patients receive appropriate treatment.

Are you suffering from painful shins after your morning run? Reach out to the expert team at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics for a specialist consultation. We provide affordable and effective treatment options for shin splints and related conditions in California.

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