Shin Splints Physical Therapy

Shin Splints Physical Therapy
One-On-One, Hands-On Treatments. Effective Shin Pain Relief.

This was my first time with a PT so I did not know what to expect. I was very impressed with the initial evaluation given by Jessica. Each session was a hands on/one on one with Jessica. Did not think I would get back to jogging but after 7 sessions my goal was reached!! Yea!! A big Thank You to Jessica and all the Therapydia Team. I could not have done it without them. And I was given exercises to carry me through on my physical fitness journey.

– S. Babcock

I’m pleased with the results I am having in a short time as a result of the treatment received from Therapydia. I can recommend with confidence that Therapydia will create a treatment plan that will likely give the same results that I am experiencing.

– Charles A.

I have found Dr Braswell to be extremely caring, thorough with her diagnoses, clear with treatment explanations, and very skilled in carrying out the necessary therapy. She has provided immense relief from significant acute pain episodes. I like it that the doctor evaluates and performs all treatments herself at each visit. I am very grateful for the care I have received.

– Kent

Shin Splint Causes

Medial tibial stress syndrome has long been referred to as “shin splints” due to symptom location along the shinbone, the tibia. It has been suggested that stress to the soft tissue muscles and other connective tissue deep behind the shinbone have been the source of pain. However, more recent studies have suggested that symptoms may be related to an imbalance between bone resorption and bone formation. Basically more bone is being reabsorbed than being created due high levels of stress and activity along the tibia leading to a stress fracture. Common amongst runners, it is estimated that approximately 35% of active individuals may experience medial tibial stress syndrome.

Signs & Symptoms

    When increasing mileage too quickly or changing their training regime, runners may experience overuse injuries resulting in shin splints. Jumping sports such as volleyball and basketball, also puts greater stress on your shinbone. There are a number of factors at play when running or participating high impact sports and shin splints can be a result of excessive stress placed on one leg or help, foot pronation (upward or downward motion) or even worn out shoes. Having a flat or high arch in your foot also gives you a higher chance of getting shin splints.

    • Tenderness upon touching your shin
    • Ache during and after activity
    • Pain along shin may worsen as activity continues

Why PT?

    Our physical therapist can help you identify the causes of your shin splints and create a custom program to meet your needs and goals. To prevent shin splints from coming back and keeping you from the sport you love, your physical therapist will complete an analysis of your lower limb area to pinpoint the cause of your pain and greatly reduce your risk of chronic pain. Every physical therapy treatment is unique to the individual. Below are some of the treatment methods that may be used to treat your shin splints.

    • Manual, hands-on physical therapy techniques to mobilize stiffness in calf and achilles and improve range-of-motion
    • Video run analysis to understand your running form and identify movement patterns that may contribute to shin splints
    • Custom exercises to strengthen ankle, foot, hips, core and lower extremities for high-impact activities

About Therapydia NOLA

Better Physical Therapy Experience

At Therapydia NOLA, our physical therapists offer one-on-one shin splints treatment sessions. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.

  • Lifetime Wellness
  • Hands-On-Care
  • Quality Treatment
  • Jonathan Burke, DPT, MTC, CSCS
    Clinic Director
    and Physical Therapist
  • Whitney Braswell, DPT
    Physical Therapist

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