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Physio For Shin Splints

If you are struggling with shin splints, seeking physiotherapy at Head2Toe Carrigaline could be the solution for you. Our experienced team at Head2Toe Carrigaline offer personalised physiotherapy to address and treat shin splint issues.

We understand that every individual is unique and may experience shin splints for different reasons, which is why we offer tailored treatment plans to suit your specific needs. Through a comprehensive assessment, our physiotherapists at Head2Toe Carrigaline will diagnose the root cause of your shin splints and develop a personalised treatment plan to help you recover and prevent future occurrences.

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Physio for shin splints at Head2Toe Carrigaline.

What Are Shin Splints?

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, refer to the pain and inflammation that occur in the shin area, particularly along the inner edge of the shinbone. This condition is commonly experienced by athletes, dancers, and military personnel who engage in high-impact activities or sudden increases in physical activity. The primary cause of shin splints is overuse and repetitive stress on the shinbone and the tissues attaching the shinbone to the surrounding muscles.

People with flat feet or rigid arches are also at a higher risk of developing shin splints. Symptoms of shin splints may include tenderness, swelling, and a dull ache in the lower leg during or after exercise. The best way to prevent shin splints is to gradually increase the intensity and duration of physical activity, wear proper footwear, and perform strength and flexibility exercises to support the lower leg muscles and reduce the stress on the shinbone. If left untreated, shin splints can lead to more serious conditions such as stress fractures, so it is important to seek medical attention if experiencing persistent shin pain. 

What Causes Shin Splints 

  • Overpronation or flat feet
  • Running on hard or uneven surfaces
  • Improper footwear
  • Sudden increases in training intensity
  • Inadequate stretching
  • Weak stabilising muscles in the hip and core

Can Physio Help Shin Splints?

Yes, physiotherapy can definitely help with shin splints. Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, are a common overuse injury that can cause pain and discomfort along the shinbone. Physiotherapists can provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the shin splints, such as muscle weakness, poor biomechanics, or overtraining. Once the cause is identified, a personalised treatment plan can be developed to address the issue. By addressing the root cause and providing targeted interventions, physiotherapy can help to alleviate pain, improve function, and prevent future occurrences of shin splints. 

What Will Physiotherapy Treatment Consist Of For Shin Splints?

Physiotherapy treatment for shin splints will begin with a thorough assessment of your condition to determine the root cause of the pain and discomfort. Once the severity and specific details of the shin splints are understood, a personalised treatment plan will be developed. This could potentially involve a combination of manual therapy, such as massage or joint mobilisation, to help reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area. Additionally, an exercise program tailored to your individual needs and abilities may be prescribed to improve strength and flexibility in the lower limbs, ultimately aiding in the prevention of future shin splints. Education on proper footwear through orthotics, stretching techniques, and activity modification may also be included in the overall treatment plan to ensure a holistic approach to alleviating pain and promoting long-term leg health.

Whether you are an athlete or simply experiencing discomfort from shin splints, the individualised care provided by physiotherapy can help you achieve relief and improve your overall leg health. 

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Stefanie Adamek
Stefanie Adamek
11/12/2023
Had treatment from Nayna the chiropractor and barry the physio. Sorted my hip and shoulder pain. Thanks so much. Easy booking and overall great experience.
Dots 77
Dots 77
20/11/2023
Amazing experience throughout and incredibly professional. Yvonne truly works wonders. Customer service at its finest, brilliant.
Edel Russell
Edel Russell
27/10/2023
Excellent treatment and advice from Barry and the team - very professional service provided
Gay Butler
Gay Butler
10/10/2023
Dr. Nayna Boohla was incredible adjusting my twisted back and hips after a fall I took in the rain on holiday. She is very caring and incredibly knowledgable at chiropractic and Accupuncture. And only because of her I could continue my trip for another 3 weeks.
Dylan Roche
Dylan Roche
07/10/2023
Yvonne is a miracle worker! I was in pain for months with lower back pain and nothing was working--went to Yvonne at Head to Toe and over time she has made my pain manageable and most days non-existent! She listened to me and we worked out a plan that included me getting back to the gym and getting off pain killers, and so far its working out brilliantly! I can actually move again and enjoy my life which frankly, didn't seem possible 6 months ago...I cannot recommend Yvonne highly enough-Thank you!
livvy simpson
livvy simpson
16/09/2023
I had my first session yesterday! After years of injuring my back while working I’ve had masseuses refuse to touch it out of fear of damaging my back even more. I’ve had numbness in my arm, terrible sleeping patterns and my lower back locks up very often. Out of fear, I was nervous to try acupuncture but Nayna was so calm and made the process very relaxing. She took all the time she needed, clicking and relieving my back, neck, arms, pelvis and legs. I slept like a baby last night for the first time in ages! My back was so inflamed and I can now feel the instant relief after going only once. It is costly but so so worth it (in my opinion the expense of going to many cheaper places adds up and doesn’t have the same effect). I’m able to go about my day pain free and I’m not even taking any pain killers or anti inflammatories, I feel amazing! Thank you Nayna X
Caoilfhionn Lee
Caoilfhionn Lee
19/07/2023
I went to Barry Murphy Mid April for physical therapy treatment due to ongoing pain in my left hip and lower back brought on from running. In short Barry was fantastic. Not only did he help alleviate symptoms he also gave me the tools and skills to ensure that I wont end up in the same place again. Thanks to Barry, I now have a much better understanding of my body and how it works and how to take care of it. Finally he's a lovely guy and completely put me at my ease.
Louise Attard
Louise Attard
13/07/2023
Yvonne and her team are amazing! Yvonne has honestly been life changing! I couldn't do anymore the things i liked doing day to day with the pain i was experiencing..... Yvonne gave me my life back! I couldn't recommend her more! THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Lyndsey Cremin
Lyndsey Cremin
22/06/2023
Yvonne and her team are amazing! They helped me recover from my 1st pregnancy and kept me going through my second. Meeting Yvonne has honestly been life changing! I couldn't recommend her more! THANK YOU!
Kinga Susek
Kinga Susek
22/05/2023
Yvonne is the best Chiropractic in the world. This charming woman can fix the spine like no one else. He treats everyone individually. everyone is taken care of. Highly recommended.