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By Dr Arden Smith
October 15, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Shin Splints  

One of the most common sports overuse injuries is shin splints, especially among beginner athletes and weekend athletes. 

The term shin splint is commonly used to describe pain in the lower leg. The most common sports associated with shin splints are those sports that require jumping, or those that have a change to a hard playing surface such as football, soccer, or aerobic dance. The condition however, can occur in any sport and is most commonly found in the unconditioned, or untrained athlete. 
 
One of the major problems causing this overuse injury is over- pronation of the foot. It is most commonly seen in people who have flat feet, or low arches. The stretching of the foot inward places increased pull on the muscles that run along the inner border of the ankle and under the arch. These muscles originate along the inner side of the leg.
 
Treatment of shin splints involves muscle strengthening of the shin muscles and changing the cause and effect of the over-pronation flattening of the foot on the leg. The standard of care for controlling and reducing the over-pronation of the foot is custom foot orthotics. Our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, and Maspeth evaluate and measure the foot using state of the art, computerized scans, in order to produce our custom foot orthotics as perfect as possible.

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