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Shockwave Therapy for Runners’ Shin Splints

Shin Splints in Runners and Shockwave therapy

Preliminarily evidence suggests that shockwave therapy can be effective for runners who develop shin splints.

The muscle attaching on the front of the leg is called the anterior tibial muscle. Due to various abnormal running styles this muscle can be strained while running causing it to partially pull away from the tibia - the shin bone.

Shin splint syndrome causes many runners to give up the exercise they love because of pain at the front of the legs.

Fitted Feet for Life is a centre of excellence for studying running styles. You will be filmed running and the film will be observed in slow motion so that we can find out what is causing you pain. We can provide shockwave therapy to treat Achilles tendinopathy, shin splints and plantar fasciitis. We also provide custom-made orthotics to realign the foot to a better position so that you can start running again.

References:
1.   M. Moen, S. Rayer, M. Schipper, et al. Shockwave treatment for medial tibial stress syndrome in athletes; a prospective controlled study Br J Sports Med, 46 (4) (2012), pp. 253–257
2.   J.D. Rompe, A. Cacchio, J.P. Furia, et al. Low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy as a treatment for medial tibial stress syndrome Am J Sports Med, 38 (1) (2010), pp. 125–132
3.   L. Martini, G. Giavaresi, M. Fini, et al. Effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy on osteoblastlike cells Clin Orthop Relat Res, 413 (2003), pp. 269–280
4.   J.D. Rompe, T. Rosendahl, C. Schöllner, et al. High-energy extracorporeal shock wave treatment of nonunions Clin Orthop Relat Res, 387 (2001), pp. 102–111

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