We can certainly provide treatment when issues arise, but your best move is to take measures to prevent shin splints from developing in the first place. Fortunately, these methods are not particularly difficult and will help you avoid a lot of pain.
Here are some of the best tips for shin splint prevention:
Cross-train – Incorporate low-impact activities into your workout program to help you avoid excessive wear and tear on your body’s tissues.
Stretch – Keep your muscles and connective tissues limber by performing stretching exercises that we can provide for you.
Make gradual increases – Trying to do too much on the front end does not give your body time to adjust. Start new exercise routines at an easy level and make gradual progressions with intensity and duration.
These tips will lower your risk of developing shin splints, but if this is an issue that keeps arising, come see us here at our Medford, OR office. We will determine the root cause of the problem and provide any necessary treatment. Contact Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, L.L.C. by calling (541) 776-3338, or schedule your appointment with us online today.