We ARE open for telehealth appointments!*
These are being offered between 10 and 1:45, Monday through Thursday.
Call the office at 704-541-3668 to schedule your telehealth appointment. Leave a message if needed, someone will be regularly checking messages.
We will be available for emergent or urgent cases with a limited availability in our office (such as acute moderate to severe pain, recent fractures or surgeries that need xrays, infections are examples).
*Telehealth is currently available with BCBS, Aetna, United and Medicare
“Shin splints” is a term to describe pain and swelling in the front of the lower legs. The pain usually appears after and is aggravated by repetitive activities such as running or walking. Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn out or improper shoes/sneakers, as well as running or walking on uneven surfaces. The inflammation in the shin results from the repeated pull of a muscle in the leg from the shin bone (tibia).
This condition usually occurs bilaterally (both legs) and can be alleviated by rest, use of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, icing, a change in training habits, stretching exercises, and properly fitted shoes. A foot and ankle surgeon can treat the condition, recommend proper shoe gear, and evaluate whether orthotics are needed. If not treated, shin splints may eventually result in a stress fracture of the shin bone.