Shin Pain (Shin Splints)

Pain in the lower leg or shin most often relates to the general term shin splints. Typical causes may relate to muscle inflammation and tears, decreased blood flow or nerve issues. Or in more serious cases may develop into stress fractures of the lower leg bones.

Commonly this condition is associated with athletes who perform lower leg impact sports, jumping sports and runners; however, it may appear in the general population due to an overuse of the lower leg at work or through personal activities such as long periods walking or standing.

A proper assessment by a physiotherapist is recommended. Physicentrix can also help you determine if any biomechanical, dietary, lifestyle, training issue or otherwise may be additional factors to consider in managing your rehabilitation.

General signs and symptoms:

  • Pain (Front or Side of Shin)
  • Tightness or Tenderness
  • Symptoms Worse with Activity
  • Discomfort Persists Post-Activity (Not Always)

How can Physicentrix help with shin splints?


Consultation, treatment and advice by: Physiotherapist, Sports Massage Therapist and Naturopath

  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Carpal Joint (Wrist) Mobilizations
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Dietary and Activity Modification (may benefit from night splint)
  • Ergonomic Assessment (to prevent future relapse)
  • Referral to local Pharmacist or Physician for Medication


  • Wrist Splint (stabilize wrist joint)

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