Shin Pain

Chronic Shin Pain is often a form of Exercise Induced Lower Limb Pain (EILLP). Our consultant MSK Podiatrist Jonathan Palmer BSc (Pod) FFPM RCPS (Glasg). FCPM has extensive experience in the assessment, diagnsosis and treatment of shin pain following 20 years of Podiatry services to HM Royal Marines Commando Training Centre, Lympstone.

There are a number of different causes of shin pain, including muscle, tendon and bone to name but a few. They are often collectively referred to by the lay term ‘Shin Splints’.

The shin is to the foot what the forearm is to the hand. Pain in the shin can stem from biomechanical issues in your feet. This is often the case in Medial Tibial Border Syndrome or pain on the inside of the shin above the ankle.

Some complex forms of Shin pathology such as Compartment Syndromes, Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndromes & Stress Fractures may require special investigations, which our team will recommend if appropriate.

Northernhay Clinic is a specialist centre for the assessment, diagnosis & treatment of Shin Pain.

Shin Pain Treatments

Custom Foot Orthoses

 Custom Foot Orthoses can help to moderate the forces affecting the shin and correct any biomechanical deficits that may be contributing to your pain.

Shockwave Therapy

Some forms of shin pain are often helped with Radial Shockwave Therapy. Our Podiatry team will advise you on whether or not this treatment may be appropriate.

Exercise & Gait Education

Computer Gait Analysis can measure biomechanical factors often linked to shin pain. Exercise & Gait education are often included in our management strategies.

Types of Shin Pain

Stress Fractures

A Stress Fracture is a small crack or sometimes severe bruising of a bone. More common in Military patients.

MTSS (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Commonly called ‘shin splints’. Often seen in runners or sporting populations, this common type of shin pain is seen & treated regularly in our clinic.

CECS (Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome)

This type of shin pain is sometimes seen in Military personnel. Our Consultant Podiatrist is a specialist in this area. 

PAES (Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome)

Another rare form of shin pain. Our specialists will take a very detailed history and conduct thorough testing if we suspect this issue.

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