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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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Niall Livesey
Niall Livesey
04/05/2024
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Excellent Physio would highly recommend Barry
El
El
27/03/2024
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Following my first session with Nayna, I felt relief from pain that has been there for close to 10 years. No immediate fix, but immediate notable improvements. My range of motion increased. The days following I slept the best I have in weeks. Tension I didn’t even know I was holding in my jaw eased hugely, my neck and shoulders released. Not only does my body feel improvement following the session, the relief lead to an overall relax in myself. Far less tension, far less irritable. My second session today was just as enjoyable. I look forward to my next sessions with Nayna. Couldn’t recommend enough.
Eric Mac Carthaigh
Eric Mac Carthaigh
25/03/2024
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After my first appointment with Dr. Nayna Bhoola I noticed a big improvement. I'm looking forward to my next appointment.
Ann O'Regan
Ann O'Regan
17/02/2024
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Yvonne is an amazing chiropractor. She really listens to you and treats you accordingly. She gives me a massage to loosen out my muscles, if I require acupuncture she does it and she won’t let me go until she is happy that her treatments are working which they always do. I would highly recommend Yvonne if you suffer with any type of pain. Thank you Yvonne.
Stefanie Adamek
Stefanie Adamek
11/12/2023
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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
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Amazing experience throughout and incredibly professional. Yvonne truly works wonders. Customer service at its finest, brilliant.
Edel Russell
Edel Russell
27/10/2023
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Excellent treatment and advice from Barry and the team - very professional service provided
Gay Butler
Gay Butler
10/10/2023
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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
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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!