What is it? This condition is characterised by pain and sometimed swelling and redness over the affected shin bone. It is sometimes bilatteral affecting both sides. It affects runners and players of field sports mostly. It can be caused by running on unsuitable surfaces, poor footwear and /or poor foot biomechanics.
What can be done? The physiotherapist will take a detailed history of the symptoms to try and figure out causative factors. A biomechanical assessment will be made. Shoes in particular sports footwear will be looked at and wear patterns noted. Boimechanical correction with shoe inserts is often needed to prevent recurrance. To settle pain and swelling down interferential or other electrotherapeutic modalaties may be used. Ice is helpful for both pain control and swelling. A home exercise regime will be devised to stretch any tight muscle groups and strenghten weakened ones. A full recovery is expected.