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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
June 15, 2017

Most people associate shin splints with sore shins after a long walk or run. In reality, it is a phrase that covers many different foot and ankle problems, as well as the more common shin pain it is known for. Shin splints are typically due to the overuse of the muscles and tendons. Tendons attach the muscles to the bones which allows us to use biomechanics. Without biomechanics, the human body would not be able to move around.

One of the most well-known tendons in our body is the Achilles Tendon. It is located at the back of the ankle. Achilles Tendonitis falls under the category of shin splints. This is because this disorder is from the overuse of the tendon, which causes inflammation and pain. A lot of jumping will also cause this disorder.

Prevention

You can save yourself a lot of grief and pain from shin splints if you follow some basic guidelines. At the offices of Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn MI, Farmington Hills MI, Clarkston MI, Trenton MI, they recommend three basic preventative measures.

Shoes

The right shoes can make all the difference for any kind of shin split or ailment caused to the feet and ankles. If you are a runner and use your shoes all the time, it is often best to buy multiple pairs. Shoes that receive a high amount of stress wear down faster and lose the ability to support your feet, ankles and shins. This will lead to painful disorders and require a trip to the podiatrist.

Stretches

Stretching before and after physical activities can help prevent shin splints. The use of heel stretches and toe stretches make the biggest difference of all. Mayer Salama, DPM and Dr. Salama welcome you to make an appointment or call 313-274-0990 to set up an appointment to assist you in learning the appropriate stretches.

Rest

Rest is not only great at helping the prevention of shin splints, it also helps them heal. After a hard workout, your body needs time to repair any damage or stress that it has taken from the activity it recently participated in. Without rest, the body is not able to hone in on weakening or stressed areas to alleviate tension. Without relief, and with repetitive overuse, the body will eventually break down. Be sure to rest appropriate so that your body can heal itself, and prevent shin splints.

If you are concerned that you may have shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, or any other foot or ankle related ailments, please contact us right away so that we can assist you in diagnosing, treating, and preventing any further pain or disorders.



Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
3408 West Rd (In Grange Plaza)
Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

2200 Monroe
Dearborn, MI 48124 - (313) 274-0990

6770 Dixie Hwy. Suite 101
Clarkston, MI 48346 - (248) 625-1110

23800 Orchard Rd Suite 201
Farmington Hills, MI  48336 - (248) 474-0040