The term “shin splints” generally refers to pain in one of three different tendons or tendon groups in the leg: anterior shin splints, posterior shin splints and lateral shin splints.
If any of these describe you as a runner, and you’re experiencing chronic pain, you may be struggling and in need of shin splints therapy. If you’re in need of shin pain treatment from the best podiatrist near you in San Antonio, TX, schedule your first appointment with Dr. Davis at South Texas Podiatry today.
The best treatment for shin splints will depend on the type of splint with which you’re struggling. These are the most common types and treatments we see at South Texas Podiatry:
Absolutely. If you’re struggling with proper biomechanics for finding shin splint pain relief, Dr. Davis can show you techniques that can help you run more effectively and without high degrees of pain.
Not always. Dr. Davis is passionate about providing the least invasive treatment possible and will explore other avenues before recommending surgery. Should surgery be required, South Texas Podiatry is fully equipped to help.
Absolutely, and in fact, we recommend consulting Dr. Davis before you purchase inserts over the counter. Most store bought inserts or “orthotics” are essentially arch supports, which can actually make it easier to sprain one’s ankle.
If you are looking for the best podiatrist in San Antonio, Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Shin splints and other foot and ankle ailments shouldn’t put you on the sidelines. If you or a loved one are in need of a foot doctor, visit our office at 109 Gallery Circle, Suite 119, San Antonio, Texas 78258, or call us at (210) 490-3668 to get more information.