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Insoles For Shin Splints

Shin Splint Insoles

We offer custom insoles for Shin Splints at Flawless Physio but in some instances, regular off-the-shelf Shin Splint Insoles are sufficient to alleviate your pain. Flawless Physio is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

Physix Shin Splints Insoles

The Physix insoles are our preferred sports insoles and as a result, we find they work well for those suffering from Shin Splints. Their EVA support is lightweight and durable so it can tolerate the forces from running while providing moderate medial arch support. They are low-profile and ultra-thin, accommodating most types of footwear.

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Shin splints can occur at the front of the shin (Anterior) or the inner side (posterior) of the shin bone. It is a painful condition that causes pain with activity, Shin splints are primarily caused by repetitive impact activities such as running, hopping, and jumping but they can be also caused by poor foot biomechanics or foot deformity. As an overload occurs of the shin hone, the outer aspect of the bone becomes irritated and painful. It is often painful on impact and tender to touch.

If shin splints progressively worsen they can begin to affect the condition of the bone and lead to a stress fracture of the tibia. Poor biomechanics can lead to an overload of the shin bone and this is where insoles for shin splints can have a positive effect on pain relief and return to activity.

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Best Insoles for Shin Splints

Custom insoles can alter the resting position of the feet and can have an influence on the dynamic movement of the entire lower limbs. It is common to have an angled heel wedge created on the insole to alter where the force goes through the shin bone. Following a gait analysis, a foot specialist will be able to interpret the degree of support required on the heel along with the arch support required. They may apply additional cutouts to the custom insoles around the forefoot to ensure a smooth transition through the forefoot on push-off. Improving how the foot moves, reduces the pressure and force going through the shin bone, providing pain relief and addressing the cause of the problem.

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How Do we create our Insoles for Shin Splints?

We carry out a comprehensive clinical interview to establish when and how your shin splints symptoms began. This is followed by a thorough examination of feet position, flexibility, mobility and strength. We carry out a video gait analysis to establish the degree of movement in your feet which helps us to decide how much support will be required in your orthotic insoles. A 3D scan is performed to create a precision image of your feet including hte contours and arch position. This enables us to create a bespoke insole for your foot.

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Shoe Inserts for Shin Splints Running

We make specialist running inserts for shin splints. These are robust with a thicker shell than insoles for walking, as they need to tolerate high levels of impact from running. We usually suggest an insert with a slight heel raises which creates a deeper cup in the heel bed. This provides greater stability when running and changing direction. It is very comfortable and supportive, allowing you to run while optomising how your foot moves. Depending on your symptoms, you may only wear these running but they can fit into casual trainers and boots.

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Orthotics for Shin Splints

The words insoles and orthotics are interchangeably used by healthcare professionals and the general public. Insoles are traditionally referred to as off-the-shelf inserts that provide extra cushioning and support. Custom insoles and Orthotics for shin splints are the same thing i.e. they are fully customisable for any shape, size, or degree of support required.

Insoles for Shin Splints: Conclusion

Shin splints are a painful condition that can have a severe impact on quality of life. Treatment for shin splints include strengthening exercises and stretches. Insoles for shin splints can also play a significant role in reducing pain levels and addressing the biomechanical cause of the condition.

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