As an expert orthopedic specialist at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Our practice is committed to delivering personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Shin splints, medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, is a common condition characterized by pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). It typically occurs as a result of repetitive stress on the shinbone and surrounding tissues, often seen in athletes or individuals who engage in high-impact activities such as running, dancing, or jumping. Shin splints can cause discomfort, tenderness, and swelling along the shinbone, making it challenging to continue with physical activities. At Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of shin splints, offering comprehensive care to alleviate symptoms and promote healing.

When you experience shin splints, it can significantly impact your ability to participate in sports or activities that involve lower body movement, leading to functional limitations and decreased performance. Our team of orthopedic specialists begins the evaluation process with a thorough assessment of your medical history, followed by a physical examination and may utilize imaging studies such as X-rays or MRI to rule out other potential causes of your symptoms.

Treatment options for shin splints at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists may include:

  • Rest and activity modification: We may recommend temporary cessation or modification of activities that exacerbate symptoms, such as running or jumping, to allow the shinbone to rest and heal.
  • Ice therapy: Applying ice packs to the affected area can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with shin splints, providing symptomatic relief.
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises: Our experienced physical therapists design specialized rehabilitation programs focused on stretching tight muscles, strengthening weak muscles, and improving biomechanics to alleviate stress on the shinbone and surrounding tissues.
  • Orthotics: We offer custom orthotic devices or shoe inserts to provide support and cushioning to the foot, correct biomechanical issues, and reduce strain on the shinbone during physical activities.
  • Footwear evaluation: We assess your footwear and may recommend proper footwear with adequate support and shock absorption to minimize stress on the shins and reduce the risk of recurrence.
  • Gradual return to activity: Once symptoms have resolved, we provide guidance on a gradual return to activity, including proper warm-up, cool-down, and pacing to prevent re-injury.

Our team of experts will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.

We offer everything from chiropractic care to massage therapy to acupuncture. And our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology to ensure you get the best possible care.

Ready to Live a Pain-Free Life?

When you choose Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists for your orthopedic needs, you can trust that you’re receiving top-notch care from a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping you live life to the fullest, free from musculoskeletal pain and limitations. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.