Definition: Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, refer to pain and inflammation along the inner edge of the shinbone.
Symptoms: Patients with shin splints may experience tenderness, soreness, or pain along the inner part of the lower leg, particularly during physical activity.
Risk Factors: Individuals who engage in high-impact activities such as running, jumping, or dancing are more susceptible to developing shin splints.
Causes: Shin splints are often caused by repetitive stress on the shinbone and surrounding muscles, leading to inflammation and microtears.
Diagnosis and Assessment
• Clinical Evaluation: Our expert physiotherapists will conduct a thorough assessment, including a detailed medical history, physical examination, and evaluation of your symptoms.
• Diagnostic Tests: In some cases, additional diagnostic tests such as X-rays or bone scans may be required to rule out other potential causes of your symptoms.
Rest and Activity Modification:
Initially, it is crucial to rest and avoid activities that exacerbate the pain. Our physiotherapists will guide you on appropriate modifications to your physical activities.
Ice and Heat Therapy:
Applying ice packs or using heat therapy can help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation in the affected area.
Our clinic offers a range of exercises tailored to your specific needs. Strengthening and stretching exercises can help improve muscle balance, flexibility, and reduce stress on the shins.
Hands-on techniques like massage, myofascial release, and joint mobilization may be employed to reduce muscle tension and promote healing.
Footwear and Orthotics:
Our physiotherapists may assess your footwear and recommend appropriate modifications or prescribe custom orthotics to provide better support and alignment for your feet.
We offer advanced biomechanical assessments to identify any underlying issues with your gait or foot mechanics that may contribute to shin splints. Based on the findings, targeted interventions will be recommended.
Prevention and Rehabilitation
Education and Training: Our team will provide you with valuable information on proper warm-up and cool-down techniques, gradual training progressions, and the importance of cross-training to reduce the risk of shin splints.
Return-to-Activity Plan: We will work closely with you to develop a personalized rehabilitation program, gradually reintroducing physical activity to ensure a safe and successful return to your desired level of performance.
Follow-up Care: Regular follow-up sessions will be scheduled to monitor your progress, adjust treatment plans as needed, and provide ongoing support and guidance.
At Prognosia Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic Gurgaon, we understand the challenges that shin splints can pose to your daily activities and athletic pursuits. Our dedicated team of physiotherapists will employ evidence-based treatment strategies to alleviate your symptoms, accelerate your recovery, and help prevent future occurrences. Contact our clinic today to book an appointment and take the first step towards a pain-free, active lifestyle.
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