Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY
Shin Splints are most commonly known as being a distinct pain occurring below the knee. Athletes such as runners, tennis players, and dancers are most commonly affected by this issue. If you believe you could be suffering from shin splints don’t hesitate to contact Advance Physical Therapy in Astoria to get the help you deserve.
Symptoms of shin splints include:
- Dull ache in the front part of the lower leg
- Developing pain during exercise
- Pain on either side of the shin bone
- Muscle Pain
- Tenderness or pain along the inner part of the lower leg
- Tenderness or soreness
- Numbness and weakness in the feet
If you or someone you know are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, contact Advance Physical Therapy in Astoria. With one call we can schedule an appointment and develop a treatment plan that works for you.
Causes of shin splints include:
Stress on the shin bone and the connective tissue that attaches muscles to the bone is the cause of shin splints. Listed below are physical characteristics that would make an individual more at risk of shin splints.
- Anatomical abnormality
- Weakness of muscles especially in the thighs
- Lack or loss of flexibility
- Incorrect training techniques
- Running downhill
- Running on a hard or uneven surface
- Using inappropriate or worn out shoes for physical activity.
- Playing sports that include fast starts and stops
Treatments For Shin Splints:
- Rest – Avoid activities that cause pain or swelling to the affected area. Your body needs time to heal and the only way it can do this is through rest.
- Ice – Apply ice for 15-20 min on the affected area. Wrap ice in a thin towel in order to protect the skin. For best results do this four to eight times a day for at least a week.
- Gradual Increase In Activity – While recovering from shin splints it’s unhealthy to jump directly back into your typical physical activity. Its suggested that individuals try low impact exercises such as swimming or biking during recovery.
How Physical Therapy Can Help You
If you find that you are in discomfort throughout your day from any of the symptoms mentioned above, you should consider physical therapy. At Advance Physical Therapy in Astoria, we can help you maintain a faster and more effective recovery for your shin splint injury. Our team strives to provide the best one on one care that is designed to fit each individual patient. If you have any questions regarding physical therapy and shin splints or are looking to make an appointment, contact us today!