Call our friendly podiatrists today on (08) 9586 3046
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Shin Splints

What is it?

Shin Splints

Shin splints is a common term for pain or inflammation occurring in the front and/or inside section of the tibia (shin bone).

Risk factors for shin splints include running and over-training on hills, poor biomechanics of the feet and legs and unsupportive footwear. Excessive pronation (rolling in) will lead to fatigue of the muscle and reduce shock absorption. 


  • Aches and pains felt along the shinbone
  • The area is tender and sore to touch
  • The overlying skin may be red and inflamed
  • The pain may be felt before, during or after running


  • Rest & ice
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory tablets
  • Foot orthoses to prevent excessive pronation and stress on the muscles.
  • Shockwave to enhance the healing process

Want to know more?

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For further information on this condition or any other foot problem, please contact our friendly staff of Podiatrists at Peel Podiatry Clinic