Best Insoles For Shin Splints in 2023 by Foot and Knee Experts
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Insoles For Shin Splints

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We offer custom insoles for Shin Splints at Flawless Physio, but in some instances, regular off-the-shelf Insoles for Shin Splints can alleviate your pain.

We have purchased and tested over 15 insoles for shin splints, and alongside discussing the benefits of insoles for shin splints, this article will provide recommendations on the best off-the-shelf insoles for shin splints and guidance on our custom orthotics for Shin Splints.

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Physix Insoles for Shin Splints

We recommend the Physix insoles for Shin Splints pain relief due to their EVA support, moderate arch support and low profile.

EVA is a material commonly used in the sole of running trainers as it is lightweight and durable, so it can tolerate the forces from running. The moderate medial arch support helps to control the pronation forces associated with shin splints.

The Physix’s insoles are low-profile and ultra-thin, accommodating most types of footwear.

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Buy Physix Shin Splints Insoles

Shin splints can occur at the front of the shin (Anterior) or the shin bone’s inner side (posterior). 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 can also be caused by poor foot biomechanics or foot deformity.

As an overload occurs of the shin bone, 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, where insoles for shin splints can positively affect 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 influence 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 can interpret the degree of support required on the heel and 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.

How Do we create our Insoles for Shin Splints?

We conduct a comprehensive clinical interview to establish when and how your shin splints symptoms began. This is followed by thoroughly examining 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 creates a precise image of your feet, including the 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 must tolerate high levels of impact from running. We suggest an insert with slight heel raises, creating 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 optimising how your foot moves. Depending on your symptoms, you may only wear these running, but they can fit into casual trainers and boots.

Best Inserts for Shin Splints Running

Orthotics for Shin Splints

Healthcare professionals and the general public interchangeably use the words insoles and orthotics. Insoles are traditionally called 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.


We are specialists in treating foot conditions, and you can see one of our Foot and Ankle Specialists in our clinic in Fulham, South West London. 

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