Title : Treatment of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints) : What is the Evidence-Based Medical Treatment?
To understand the treatment, you first must identify the cause of MTSS in that individual. Iontophoresis, phonophoresis, ice massage, ultrasound therapy, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) could be effective in treating MTSS when compared with control. Low-energy laser treatment, stretching and strengthening exercises, sports compression stockings, lower leg braces and pulsed electromagnetic fields have NOT been proven to be effective in treating MTSS.
They will learn how to use balance testing to identify weaknesses in the gluteus medius that can contribute to MTSS
Changes in running form can help prevent MTSS
Orthotics or arch supports can help prevent MTSS
These changes and treatments can speed up the healing time for patients with MTSS and get them back to sport quicker.