Shin Pain: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments - Podiatry Sunbury
Our Podiatrist Sunbury can assess and diagnose shin & lower leg pain to ensure that you are healthy from the feet up!
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Shin Pain

Our Podiatrist can assess and diagnose shin & lower leg pain.


Shin Splints

What is it?

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) is pain and tenderness in the front of the shin. The pain is from inflammation happening where the tendon attaches to the leg bone. Pain is usually at its worst when you begin exercise.


Some things that may lead to shin splints are:

  • Repeated foot pronation (feet turning in) when walking or running
  • Overuse
  • Limited flexibility


How can Our Podiatrist help?  

Our Podiatrist can assess and diagnose shin splints.


Treatment can include:

  • Modifying the way you do activities
  • Soft tissue massage and stretching
  • Dry needling
  • Supportive footwear
  • Orthotics


Compartment Syndrome

What is it?

Compartment syndrome is pain in the lower leg when exercising. The pain is from ‘swelling’ and an increase in pressure in the compartments of the lower leg. You might feel aching, tightness or squeezing pain the leg that gets worse with exercise. In some cases some people also feel ‘pins and needles’ or a loss of strength in the feet.


How can Our Podiatrist help?

At Our Podiatrist we can assess and diagnose compartment syndrome.


Treatment can include:

  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Orthotics
  • A referral for surgery in some cases