Physiotherapy Treatment for Shin Splints
The physiotherapist will take a detailed history of the symptoms to try and figure out causative factors.
Training regime will be modified as appropriate. Distance and running surface may be altered .
A biomechanical assessment will be made. Shoes in particular sports footwear will be looked at and wear patterns noted. Biomechanical correction with shoe inserts are often needed to prevent recurrence.
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.