Shin Splints, Achilles Tendonitis and Calf Muscle Injuries are common causes of pain in the shin and calf. ‘Shin Splints’ is a catch all term for shin pain that is common during running and other impact activities and can be an indicator of a deeper underlying biomechanical issue. We have highly skilled physiotherapists & Podiatrists who can analyse your gait and biomechanics and treat any abnormalities with specific muscle retraining and possibly orthotics to correct the problem and help prevent reoccurrence.
Achilles Tendonitis / tendonopathy is an injury that affects the Achilles Tendon and may have arisen as a result of local trauma, overuse or poor biomechanical alignment. Rehabilitation with a physiotherapist at your local sports injury clinic is enormously helpful for the successful treatment of Achilles Tendonitis. A progressive eccentric loading exercise programme for the Achilles Tendon with a physiotherapist has been scientifically proven to be one of the most effective form of treatment for Achilles Tendinopathy.
A Calf muscle strain or ‘pulled calf’ is a relatively common injury in sports that involve running and jumping. Self treatment with ice (wrapped in a thin towel to prevent ice burn), elevating the leg and avoiding any movements that cause an increase in pain can help in the first 24 hours. Prompt treatment with Physiotherapy can help to settle these injuries, rehabilitate and strengthen the damaged muscle to get you back onto the sports field safely.