Shin Splints Physical Therapy

Oh man! Where do I start??!! He is my hero! I called him in tears because I could hardly walk after a long run. He squeezed me right in during my lunch hour and worked on my calf. I was pretty much screaming during the whole thing, but about an hour or so later I was good as new! He works wonders and really cares about his patients. He does AMAZING work!! Lifesaver!!

Jason did a super job diagnosing and treating a chronic ham string and nerve issue. Within several sessions, the pain lessoned significantly and mobility increased. As an older athlete I appreciated his approach to solving the problem and would not hesitate to seek treatment with Jason and team in the future.

Jay is an absolute gem and he is unbelievably knowledgeable!! The best physical therapist I have ever seen, without question! Jay has spent hours working with me on me sprains and strains, and working with me to correct my form; assessing and adjusting me with expert precision. He is one of those rare doctors that have the ability to make you feel instantly at ease and also like you are in the world greatest hands. Jay truly is doing the job that he was born to do – and that is to help people!

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

Better Physical Therapy Experience

At Therapydia, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on shin splints treatment. 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. Oregon is a Direct Access state, meaning you can see a physical therapist without a doctor’s prescription. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash payments.

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