Shin Splints

Shin Splints

If your condition is affecting your quality of life, our team of highly specialized clinicians can advise you on how to prevent shin splints, how to treat shin splints and how to heal shin splints.

What are Shin Splints?

Shin Splints are commonly described as pain on the inside

or outside of your shin bone and can be referred to as anterior shin splints

and posterior shin splints. You can get shin splints from walking, running, and

playing sports.

How do I know if I Have Shin Splints?

The main shin splints symptom is pain on either side of your shin bone, which can be worse with or after activity. If you are unsure if you have shin splints vs a stress fracture, make an appointment for an assessment with our clinicians.

What do Shin Splints feel like?

Shin Splints Symptoms - our team will provide insight into what causes Shin Splints. Shin pain on either side of your shin bone tends to start slowly and increase in intensity as you continue the activity. The pain can range from a dull ache after activity to a sharp pain when you walk.

It is not uncommon to get shin splints while walking or while running. Most often the pain is worse in the first few minutes of the activity and then it seems to get better. Sometimes, it lingers till the end or starts after the activity is over. It really has a mind of it’s own sometimes! But don’t worry , we can help you with your shin splint pain.

Shin Splints Treatment

Shin Splints Treatment - we will provide consultation on how to treat Shin Splints or how to get rid of Shin Splints. Some common treatments include KT tape or shin splint tape, shin splint exercises, and foam roller for shin splints. Insoles for shin splints are a popular treatment that helps to support the foot and prevent stress on the muscles that cause shin splints. Compression socks are also useful to decrease pain and inflammation. The compression strength of the sock is quite relieving on the lower leg and helps keep the muscle integrity while you are doing your activity. Now you know why you see runners with those long socks they wear! Our personal favourite is massage treatment for shin splints. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good massage at any time?! You can get some good relief yourself by just rubbing your thumbs along your shin bone to relieve some pain.

A common question we get asked is how long do shin splints last? Well, that depends on the cause and the treatment. Our goal is to get you pain free and back to activity as

quick and safe as possible!

If your Shins hurt and you are suffering from Shin Splints make an appointment at Mobility on Mainway where our team of clinicians will provide a targeted treatment that will put you back on your feet, pain-free! Call us at 289-245-6624 to book an appointment.


Our team takes a holistic approach to footcare with a full gait biomechanics analysis to assess the movement of your lower limbs. Contact Us for Pain-Free Living Today! 





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