Posture Podiatry Shin Splints

About Shin Splints

Simple Shin Splints Fact…

Did you know NOT all shin pain is actually “Shin Splints”?

The real shin splints cause arises from tiny stress fractures along the shin bone often at the lower inside portion of the shin bone where the stress on the shin bone is at its greatest.

There are, however, other forms of shin pain, each with different causes, and each responding to different shin splints treatments.

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A Shin Pain Diagnosis is Important

To address shin pain appropriately, the first thing to do is physically examine and accurately diagnose the shin soreness, and identify the true cause of the shin pain. In diagnosing the condition there could be any of the following to consider:

• A muscle imbalance leading to overuse of the muscle along the shin bone
• Joint instability in the joints above or below the shin bone
• Abnormal pressure in the lower leg (Compartment Syndrome)
• Micro-tears of the muscles in the shin against the shin bone
• Or there could be many other reasons why your shins are painful

Because of the complex nature of shin pain it is important to have an accurate diagnosis, and the experienced shin splints podiatrists at Posture Podiatry are trained to provide that service and treat the shin pain accordingly.

Please call us on 362 5900 if you would like to speak with one of our Adelaide Podiatrists about your shin pain.

What to expect in your consult?

On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a smile and invited to enjoy a complimentary mineral foot bath with essential oils or a beautiful herbal tea. (Say yes when offered… we love spoiling our clients!)

You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.

Your time is valuable, so you can complete your client forms either in person or online before your appointment to make things run smoothly. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. We’re here to help!

We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.

FAQ’s

What can Podiatry help with?
Do you need a referral?
Can I get in to see a podiatrist today?
How long is the consultation?
Can podiatrists organise your X-Rays?
What can Podiatry help with?

• Heel pain, arch pain and forefoot pain
• Plantar Fasciitis and Severs Pain
• Neuromas and nerve entrapment conditions
• Shin Splints and Shin pain
• Skin and Nail care (Yes, we can cut your toenails for you!)
• Removal of Corns and Calluses
• Ingrown Toenail removal
• Gait and posture problems
• Child and Adolescent injuries
• Overuse injuries
• Ankle Sprains

We do our best work finding the true cause of your foot pain, and treating problems that have been around for a while.

Do you need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist. You can call and book in right away!

Can I get in to see a podiatrist today?

Our podiatrists are popular, however in most cases we can help you see a podiatrist today. You can check availability by selecting a service below, and if nothing suits give us a call and we’ll make something work.

How long is the consultation?

We allocate 45 minutes for all initial podiatry appointments to allow us the time to adequately assess, diagnose, develop a management plan and treat your condition or injury. Once we get to know each other, the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration. Once we get to know each other the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration.

Can podiatrists organise your X-Rays?

Yes, podiatrists can refer you for X-Rays, Ultrasounds, and MRI imaging, (and we also know who the good radiologists are, so you won’t miss a thing!)

Do you accept all private health funds?
Do you see DVA or WorkCover Clients?
Do you accept American Express?
Can you bulk bill podiatry?
How much does it cost to see a podiatrist?
Do you accept all private health funds?

Yes, we provide on the spot claims with your health fund with our Hicaps machine, or directly to your phone with Hicaps Go at the time of your appointment.

Do you see DVA or WorkCover Clients?

Yes, we accept Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) gold card holders, and WorkCover clients. Just bring details from your GP about your claim.

Do you accept American Express?

Yes, we accept American Express cards.

Can you bulk bill podiatry?

No, however we are registered with Medicare who will contribute $52.95 towards your appointment fee if you have a GP referral under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. You just pay the difference, that’s all. Your doctor (GP) can refer you for up to 5 sessions in a year for chronic conditions such as Diabetes.

How much does it cost to see a podiatrist?

What can we help you with? Give us a call or chat with us here online and we’ll be happy to talk about the fees with you.

Prefer to chat first over the phone?

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