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Shin Splints Treatment in New Jersey

Dull, aching pain along the front or inside edge of the lower leg is the most common symptom of shin splints. Redness and swelling may also occur and pain may increase with activity and decrease with rest.

The main cause of shin splints is too much force on the connective tissues that attach the shinbone to surrounding muscle. This muscle can stretch, gradually tearing away the connective tissue.

Other causes:

  • Running downhill or on uneven terrain
  • Running with inappropriate and worn out shoes
  • Sports that include bursts of speed and sudden stops

Rest and limited activity are normally the best medication for shin splints. Your podiatrist may perform a physical exam to determine the level and exact location of the pain. After the physical exam, your doctor will determine the best treatment.

Our expertise in sports Medicine has given us the privilege and honor of serving as the team Podiatrists for the New York Jets Professional Football team.

With our experience and training in sports medicine, we have the ability to make a rapid and accurate diagnosis and then offer a full spectrum of the latest and most effective treatment options, including non-surgical and surgical approaches.

We know how and when to incorporate rehabilitation, orthotics, shoes, and surgery into the treatment regimen. We understand when an athlete has the ability to return to their sport.

Advanced Pain Management

Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort. On a scale of ten, most of our patients report a pain level of 2 or less following surgery.

Personalized Treatment Plan

We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance, to give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.