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SHIN PAIN (Shin Splints) 


Shin Splints is a common term for pain or inflammation in the front and/or inside section of the tibia.

The patient will complain of tightness/tenderness and sometimes throbbing pain along the the tibia that comes on with a specific activity (especially running) and often settles upon resting. Often, it will start like a dull ache but quickly becomes sharper and more aggravated.


Anterior tibial stress (shin splints) is often experienced by new runners or walkers when pain occurs in the anterior muscles of the shin during exercise. Posterior shin splints (medial tibial pain) is a more chronic condition occurring along the inside edge of the tibia and generally occurs with over-use related sports. Both conditions are related to excess stretching (traction) of soft tissue structures along the shin bones (tibia and fibula).


Excessive subtalar joint pronation and internal tibial rotation increase the medial tractional forces upon the deep flexors and extensors of the leg. This is a common factor in muscular overuse conditions and commonly exhibits secondary periosteal swelling due to tractional forces placed upon the soft tissue structures on the tibia and fibula.


Treatment of this condition initially involves rest, ice therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and taping. Soft tissue therapy and stretching and strengthening exercises will help loosen the tight structures. In conjunction to these treatments, Sports control orthotics are the most effective means of treating this condition.


Exercises:

Stretching & strengthening of tibial muscles - sit on a chair and loop a weight around the ankle. Keep the leg straight and lift the foot up and down from the ankle.


The orthotics which we recommend for this condition are the maximum support, high density DFO Grey/Red FootSupports™  orthotics.

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DFO FootSupports Orthotics Full Length Maximum Support

Rigid, Firm Density Orthotic FootSupports™. Designed for high performance use, these orthotics provide maximum support and control of the feet. These functional foot orthotics incorporate a deep heel cup and moulded arch support which re-aligns the foot and helps stabilize the lower limb in the correct position, thus removing abnormal tractional forces and providing relief from related symptoms and complaints.

• This orthotic is designed to suit the majority of people who require extra support and control of the position of their feet.

• Maximum control and support.

• Particularly suitable for sports.

• These Full Length Version are designed for shoes, trainers and boots which feature removable insoles. Please note that they can be trimmed with scissors to fit the shoe, should they be too long.

• Brushed nylon with a soft, cushioning 2mm Durapontex top cover makes this orthotic very comfortable to wear.

• Featuring a deep stabilizing heel cup with shock absorbing heel pad.

• Moulded and contoured metatarsal and transverse arch support.

• Designed to support and help re-align an over pronating foot, which is the main cause of many foot conditions including Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Feet, Painful Arches, Shin Splints, Over Pronation, Supination, Ankle Pain, Heel Spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, Bunions, Metatarsalgia, Aching Legs, Knee Pain and Lower Back Pain.


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DFO FootSupports™ Orthotics ¾ Length Maximum Support

Rigid, Firm Density Orthotic FootSupports™. Designed for high performance use, these orthotics provide maximum support and control of the feet. These functional foot orthotics incorporate a deep heel cup and moulded arch support which re-aligns the foot and helps stabilize the lower limb in the correct position, thus removing abnormal tractional forces and providing relief from related symptoms and complaints.

• This orthotic is designed to suit the majority of people who require extra support and control of the position of their feet.

• Maximum control and support.

• Particularly suitable for sports.

• These 3/4 Length Orthotic Insoles are suitable to fit most men’s and ladies regular fitting shoes, trainers and boots.

• Brushed nylon with a soft, cushioning 2mm Durapontex top cover makes this orthotic very comfortable to wear.

• Featuring a deep stabilizing heel cup with shock absorbing heel pad.

• Moulded and contoured metatarsal and transverse arch support.

• Designed to support and help re-align an over pronating foot, which is the main cause of many foot conditions including Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Feet, Painful Arches, Shin Splints, Over Pronation, Supination, Ankle Pain, Heel Spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, Bunions, Metatarsalgia, Aching Legs, Knee Pain and Lower Back Pain.


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Without Orthotic FootSupports™ 
The Foot 
Rolls Over
With Orthotic FootSupports™
The Foot
Sits Straight
Natural Pain Relief

DFO FootSupports Orthotics Full Length Custom Support

The DFO Heat Custom Supports Orthotic offer a personalised custom fit. They work by maintaining and supporting the arch, whilst the heat to fit properties allows the insole to mould exactly to the shape of the foot. This in turn stops the foot having to compensate for any abnormalities - These unique features produces a device which was previously only been achievable with costly prescription custom made Orthotics. 

• The heat mouldable feature makes these orthotics suitable for the treatment of over pronating and supinating feet.
• The deep heel cup controls the position and stability of the foot.

• Relieves pain & soreness from flat feet, bunions, back and knee pain, and plantar fasciitis.
• These Full Length Orthotics are designed for shoes, trainers and boots which feature removable insoles. Please note that they can be trimmed with scissors to fit the shoe, should they be too long.

• The top cover is constructed from brushed nylon with a soft, cushioning 2mm Durapontex layer which makes this orthotic very comfortable to wear.

• Offers a personalized, custom fit and genuine comfort all day long.

• The orthotics feature an overall 3.2mm forefoot cushion forefoot.

• If your DFO Custom FootSupports aren't the best fitting insoles you've ever tried, return them within 30 days for a full refund.


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