In today’s program, Dr. Daniel Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about a painful condition called Shin Splints. When saying the two words… SHIN SPLINTS, most people grimace if they’ve ever had them. It strikes a chord of fear in the heart of a runner, active sports enthusiast, athlete, dancer, or military recruit. Shin splints can also cause problems for those with high arches and overpronation or flat feet. Medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints often occur in those that have recently intensified or changed their routines. They’re the result of repetitive stress on the shinbone, and connecting tissues attaching the muscle to the bone. If you have shin splints you may notice tenderness, soreness or pain along the inner side of your shinbone and some mild swelling in the lower leg may occur. At first the pain might stop when you’re at rest. Eventually, however, the pain can become continuous leading to a more serious problem such as a stress fractures which are tiny cracks in the bone.

Dr. Reminga says, “Shin splints can happen to anyone, however, this time of year with outdoor sports and activities increasing, shin splints are a common condition that I see. With baseball players for example, the rapid changing movements associated with the sport places great pressure on the feet and ankles. Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repetitive motions lead to shin splints and other foot related injuries among baseball player. I see runners as well in my office. If you’re a runner, chances are you’ve experienced the sharp, throbbing pain in the front of your lower leg knows as shin splints which are one of the most common running injuries.” Dr. Reminga goes on to provide some helpful tips to prevent and treat shin splints.

Listen to today’s program as Dr. Reminga talks about shin splints. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problems, Dr. Reminga can help.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.