Shin Splints


 

How it feels

Shin Splints can be Oh.. so painful - right on the front outside margin of the calf - often the upper half.  Pain felt in this region is commonly a cramping muscle, but remember, Shin Splints is a term covering several types of pain ranging from Compartment Syndrome to stress fractures.  Although the Tibialis Anterior is the major offender, other major muscles may also cause Shin Splints. 
 

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The most common cause is the Tibialis Anterior cramping. We estimate that over 50% of people who hyperpronate (arches drop and ankles roll in) subconsciously try to avoid hypepronation by favoring the lateral (outer) side of their feet.  This is done by contracting the Tibialis Anterior which lifts the medial (inside) of the foot.  Even from walking, this muscle can become over worked and start cramping.  Runners who do this and land on the lateral aspect of their heels, will strain this muscle even harder, often causing Shin Splints in less than a mile. 

 


The Tibialis Anterior supports the arch of
the foot

How to eliminate the pain

For most people, reducing hyperpronation immediately relieves Shin Splints.  The Tibialis Anterior is not intended to be used to brace against hyperpronation, but that is what most people do.  The stronger the muscular bracing pattern, the more likely a good case of Shin Splints becomes.  By providing correct feedback to the forefoot, using Posture Control Insoles®, the muscular bracing is replaced by proper muscle use to balance the feet. 

 

 

 

 

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Hyperpronation

If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Because most people who hyperpronate try to muscularly compensate for it by using the muscles that cause Shin Splints, even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause pain.

 


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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including shin splints.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 

 

"Normalize Your Feet"

 

 

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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

  • Check your shoe wear pattern

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  • Check your foot mechanics

We'll show you exactly how.  Click to proceed with your "2 minute evaluation".

Would you rather just test them in your shoes?  You'll have what you need with the Perfect Fit™ package giving you both the 3.5 mm and the 6.0 mm pair - the second pair at a 40% discount. 

Relief in just a few days: Start by choosing Gender and Size.

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*Choose#1 (low) Arch for flat feet and mild Plantar Fasciitis.  Choose #2 (high) Arch for severe Plantar Fasciitis. Otherwise choose NO arch support.
 
 

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