Shin splints, also called as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), is a term used for a condition in which the individual experiences pain along the shinbone, the large bone in the front of the lower leg. Shin splints occur due to overuse or repetitive stress during physical activity when too much force is placed on the shinbone and connective tissues that attach the muscles to the bone. When the foot over-pronates, the tendon of the tibialis posterior is pulled upon excessively. Due to this excessive stretching, the small pain fibers of the periosteum are torn away causing pain and inflammation. Shin splints are common in runners and in those who participate in activities with sudden stops and starts, such as basketball, football or tennis.
Podiapro’s orthotic insoles correct excessive pronation of the feet and thus reduce the excessive stretching of the tibialis posterior, the central of all leg muscles. They also reduce stress on tibialis anterior thus providing relief to patients of anterior shin splits as well. Our insoles work by controlling excessive tibial torsion.