Shin Splints & Shin Pain

What are Shin Splints?

Shin Splints is a term used to describe pain along the shin bone. It is a very common sporting injury and is a result of the muscle tearing away from its insertion on the shin bone.

Symptoms of Shin Splits are:

  • Sharp pain
  • Aching
  • Swelling

Shin splint pain generally worsens with increased activity and exercise and will subside after exercise ceases.

Common causes of Shin Splints are:

  • Incorrect or worn out footwear
  • Muscle weakness
  • Running on hard surfaces
  • Flat feet

How can a Podiatrist help?

A Podiatrist can diagnose Shin Splints and offer a wide range of solutions to help you getting back to the activities you love pain free! Orthotic therapy is also a treatment option available at our Cambridge Podiatry clinic in Wembley.


If you’re living or working in Wembley, Leederville, Floreat, Churchlands, Jolimont and Daglish. Let us help you today!

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