Treating Shin Splints In Dublin, Ireland
If you are experiencing shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome, then you know just how painful and frustrating they can be. Thankfully, there are a number of treatments available to help relieve the pain and get you back to your normal routine.
Dublin Physical & Chiropractic offer a wide range of physical therapy services that can help treat shin splints. Our experienced team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for your needs.
We offer both short-term and long-term treatment plans, so you can choose what works best for you.
Contact us today to book an appointment and start feeling better.
What Causes Shin Splints?
The exact cause of shin splints or what is sometimes called medial tibial stress syndrome is incomplete. Generally, there is a mechanism of ‘overload’ or over doing it during exercise, or perhaps how you train or exercise, for example, your form or duration. But these are only hypotheses, the cause is unknown. However, according to an article written by Scientific American there are two main causes, characterised by the areas in which stress is most applied:
- Soft tissue, either the muscles or fascia of the shin is inflamed due to overuse and stress.
- Or the bone is stressed, causing micro, stress fractures.
We can understand why ‘shin’ is in the name but why ‘splints’ – a splint isn’t the answer to this painful condition, so why? We researched this question…and unfortunately could not find an answer. If you know the reason why ‘splints’ is in the name, reach out to us.
Prevent Shin Splints
Some researchers have looking into ways to prevent shin splints. For example, wearing insoles, but there is little evidence to support the use of insoles. Currently, there is no one way to prevent medial tibial stress syndrome or shin splints. However, we believe advise from physical therapists and chiropractors could help to preventing this conditions.
How We Help People With Shin Splints
Suffering from shin splints? You’re not alone.
Our team of experts specialise in orthopaedic and neurological conditions, including providing an optimal treatment plan for shin splints. We offer a range of evidence-based innovative treatment options – including physical therapy, laser therapy, spinal decompression, joint traction, intrinsic core strengthening, and spinal adjustments.
All of our treatment options are drug-free, non-surgical interventions, and are tailored to you. We want you to get back to your life as quickly as possible without any pain or discomfort. Tone down the inflammation and start feeling better today.
Contact us today for a free consultation! We’ll help get you back on your feet in no time.
Treatment & Care At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic
At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic we have combined the knowledge, skills, philosophy and years experience within physical therapy and chiropractics to give our clients the best care possible.
We will also provide education on how best to manage shin splints when they flare up again in the future.
Physical therapy For Shin Splints
Our physical therapists are experts in diagnosing and treating shin splints. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for your needs.
We offer both short-term and long-term treatment plans, so you can choose what works best for you. The goal of physical therapy is to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and restore function, so our clients can return to their normal activities as soon and safely as possible.
Our physical therapy treatments include:
- Laser therapy.
- Shockwave therapy.
- Exercise therapy.
Chiropractor For Shin Splints
Our chiropractors utilise a wide range of techniques to help relieve shin splints including spinal adjustments, non-surgical spinal decompression,and intrinsic core strengthening. All these therapies are designed to increase freedom of movement by reducing pain and stiffness, and allowing the nervous system to work as it should, free of interruption.
Laser Therapy For Shin Splint Pain
Laser therapy works by increasing blood flow in the shin, which speeds up the healing process. It is a safe, non-invasive treatment that can significantly reduce shin splint pain. It uses light therapy to help shin splint pain, shin splint inflammation, shin splint swelling and shin splint stiffness.
Shockwave Therapy For Shin Splints
Shockwave therapy works by decreasing inflammation and improving circulation in the shin area to help stimulate new blood vessel formation (angiogenesis). Shockwave therapy uses high-powered sound-waves to breakup tension and adhesions .
Exercise Therapy For Shin Splints
Exercise therapy is an important part of any treatment plan for shin splints. Our physical therapists will design a program that is specific to your needs, and will help to improve range of motion, strength, and flexibility.
Spinal Decompression For Shin Splints
Non-surgical spinal decompression is an excellent treatment option for shin splints. It is a non-invasive treatment that works by gently stretching the spine to reduce pressure between the discs and vertebrae.
Non-surgical spinal decompression improves blood flow, reduces compression on nerves, increases range of motion and flexibility in your back, neck or legs (which can help shin splint pain), and helps to promote the healing process.
Spinal Adjustments For Shin Splints
Chiropractic adjustments are an excellent treatment for shin splints. They work by realigning the vertebrae in your spine, which can help relieve pressure on nerves and improve blood flow. This, in turn, can help reduce shin splint pain.
Intrinsic Core Strengthening
Core strengthening is an important part of any treatment plan for shin splints. Our chiropractors will prescribe a program of core exercises that will help to improve stability and strength in your midsection, which can help to reduce the risk of shin splints.
If you are suffering from shin splints, please contact Dublin Physical & Chiropractics to book a consultation with one of our physical therapists or chiropractors. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for your needs, and will help you to return to your normal activities as soon as possible.
Visit Us in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Ireland
Our physical therapy & other services extend throughout Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown including Blackrock, Cherrywood, Stillorgan, Rathfarnham, Shankill, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Clonskeagh, and Killiney.
Our office is located just outside of the center of Dun Laoghaire and is between Deansgrange and Monkstown. You can find our building entrance on Lower Mounttown Road, across from Woodland Park. We are a 30-second walk from Dublin Bus stop 2031 which is outside of Mccormick’s Pub.
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