Treatment for Shin Splints Provided in the Tampa, St. Petersburg & Clearwater, FL, Area

Shin Splints Tampa FLMost avid runners and dancers are familiar with shin splints. Known medically as medial tibial stress syndrome, this condition causes pain and/or mild swelling along the shin bone, which renders jogging and other activities quite painful. If you live in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, or Clearwater, Florida, area and are searching for shin splint treatment, turn to Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group. Our practice is led by board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Murphy and board-certified sports medicine physician Dr. Arnold Ramirez. Both of these physicians are trusted to care for our area’s finest professional athletes – Dr. Murphy is a team physician for the New York Yankees, and Dr. Ramirez is the Head Team Physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As our patient, you can be assured that you’ll receive the finest orthopedic care possible.

Shin splints occur when frequent stress causes inflammation of the tendons, muscles, and tissue around the shin bone. It often affects individuals who suddenly intensify their activity levels. Other risk factors for shin splints include:

  • Playing sports that include abrupt stopping and starting motions
  • Playing sports on hard surfaces, such as basketball or tennis courts
  • Exercising with improper footwear
  • Having high arches or flat feet
  • Walking or jogging on uneven terrain

While some cases can be remedied at home with rest, ice therapy, and over-the-counter medications, more extensive splints may require professional treatment. Dr. Murphy and Dr. Ramirez address shin splints by first performing a thorough evaluation to rule out other conditions, then suggesting a regimen of care to restore comfort and flexibility around the shin bone.

Contact Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group today to learn more about our treatments for shin splints. Our practice is conveniently located for residents of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL.