Shin Splints

There are many therapy options for shin splints. We’ll do an assessment and recommend a treatment plan to try and alleviate the pain.
Heather Kaufman


What are Shin Splints?

Shin splints are pain along the tibia or shin bone in one or both legs. Shin splints are an exercise related problem often seen in athletes, especially runners and soccer players, whose training routine may have changed and are putting a strain on the muscles and tendons along the bone.


Shin splints cause pain that may feel dull, sharp, throbbing, or cause general soreness along the bone in conjunction with exercise.

What are the causes of Shin Splints?

Shin splints are typically caused by a change in exercise or training routine that puts strain on the muscles and tendons along the tibia.

Treatment Options

Shin splints can often be treated with rest, stretching exercises, and anti-inflammatory medication. When these treatments are not effective or are inhibiting desired exercise activities or daily life, it's important to see a doctor to further asses. Often medical treatment includes physical therapy, stretching, massage and, in severe cases, immobilization. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaufman at Anchorage Foot & Ankle Clinic to determine if you have shin splints and to discuss an appropriate treatment plan for you.

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