shin splints.

Pain management for your Shin Splints

Shin splints often arrives as an exercise-related occurrence and is a common problem among athletes and those exercising their legs. Commonly known as “shin splints”, this is pain that occurs along your tibia (the shinbone). After activities like running or dancing, muscle and bone tissue may become overworked. This is because activities using leg movements are repetitive, and the repetitive activity can be strenuous to the muscles in this area.


How do shin splints happen?

Another reason why shin splints occur is that your routine is causing stress. Quick changes to your workout routing like abruptly increasing loads or not taking enough of a rest period. A new running surface can also be a likely factor causing pain.

Your own body can be a factor causing this common shin problem. Each part of your body works together so that you can move. If one part is not functioning correctly, this can cause other parts to overcompensate or undercompensate causing stress. Tight muscles, weak muscles, over pronation or supination of your feet, and even weak core muscles can cause your workout routine to be a strenuous one for your shin muscles.

Physical therapy for shin splints

Your physical therapist will discuss with you the goals of your treatment once you are diagnosed. A program will be created that best suits your needs. Treatment can include exercises for the hips increasing strength and mobility, exercises to increase muscle strength in different parts of the leg, exercises to increase range of motion for hips, knees, and ankles, stretches, and even new techniques to implement during your exercise routine.

Leaving shin splints untreated can create larger problems. Stress fractures and muscle compartment syndrome can occur, leaving you unable to exercise and decrease frequency of your normal, everyday activities.

Do you have pain from shin splints?

Our physical therapists will diagnose your pain or injury and customize a physical therapy rehabilitation plan just for you. We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.

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Insurances We Accept

Below is a condensed list of insurances we participate with throughout our network of physical therapy clinics.  Find your particular provider below based on your area.
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New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

  • Aetna (NY, NJ, CT)
  • AmeriHealth (NJ)
  • Anthem BCBS (CT)
  • Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Cigna/ASH (NY, NJ, CT)
  • CIGNA - Medicare (NY, NJ)
  • ClearComp (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ)
  • Clover Health Medicare Advantage (NJ)
  • Comp X (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • ConnectiCare (CT)
  • Department of Labor (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Empire BCBS (Individual Providers In Network – NY)
  • Empire Plan MPN (UHC – NY, NJ)
  • Fidelis Wellcare (NJ)
  • First MCO (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • GHI (Emblem Health – NY, NJ, CT)
  • HIP (Emblem Health – NY)
  • Horizon BCBS (NJ)
  • Horizon Casualty (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • Independence BCBS (Southern NJ)
  • Magna Care (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Medicare (NY, NJ, CT)
  • MedRisk (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • MultiPlan (NY, NJ, CT)
  • New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM - Workers' Compensation - NJ)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Northwell Health Clinical Integration Network IPA (NY)
  • OccuNet (NJ)
  • One Call (Workers' Compensation - NY, NJ, CT
  • Oscar Health Plan (NY, NJ)
  • Oxford (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • Providers Edge Scheduling Group/PESG (Workers' Compensation - NJ)
  • QualCare (NJ)
  • Qual-Lynx (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • SPNET (Workers' Compensation - NY, NJ, CT)
  • Streamline (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • United Health Care (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • VACCN (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • WellCare (NY)
  • Workers' Compensation (Various Carriers)

Massachusetts, New Hampshire

  • Aetna (MA, NH)
  • Ambetter/NH Healthy Families (NH)
  • Amerihealth Caritas (effective date 4/27/2020 - NH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
  • Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
  • CeltiCare (MA)
  • Cigna/ASH (NH)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
  • Fallon Health (MA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (MA, NH)
  • Health New England (MA)
  • MaineCare (NH)
  • Magna Care (MA, NH)
  • Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
  • Mass General Brigham Health (Formerly AllWays Health Partners)
  • Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
  • Medicaid (MA, NH)
  • Medicare (MA, NH)
  • Med Risk (Workers' Compensation – MA)
  • ML Healthcare (NF – MA, NH)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Omni Healthcare (MVA Lien – MA, NH)
  • One Call (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • SPNET (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Streamline (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Tufts Cigna (MA)
  • Tufts Health Plan (MA, NH)
  • Tufts Medicare Advantage (MA)
  • Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
  • UniCare (MA)
  • United Health Care (Optum – MA, NH)
  • WellSense Health (Formerly BMC – Boston Medical Center – MA)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)

Diagnosing shin splints

Pain in the front of your lower leg during exercise or after exercise is a sign that there is a problem. Shin splints are diagnosed based on a physical examination and an evaluation of your current medical history. A physical therapist will evaluate your condition by observing physical exercises, like walking, running, or jumping, identifying when the pain occurs. A series of tests may also be performed to determine your strength, flexibility, and mobility. At times, an x-ray or an MRI may be necessary to identify that there are no other problems.

Convenient physical therapy clinics near you

We provide treatments for shin splints from our physical therapy clinics throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.  Fill out the form above, or contact a clinic near you to speak with a Professional Physical Therapist and sprained ankle treatment specialist today.

Get physical therapy for shin splints today

We will work in an effective way to manage your leg pain during and after therapy.