One of the most exciting new technologies available for shin splints is platelet rich plasma therapy. Shin splints can be a large source of frustration for avid exercisers or runners. We see quite a few patients that have had increased pain and discomfort daily with running and have tried multiple treatment modalities all to no avail. Patients have often tried changing shoes, physical therapy, stretching, icing and anti-inflammatories and have had to stop running or change training techniques to try to help with their shin splints.
Research has shown for decades that shin splints are caused by inflammation. Treating the root cause of the inflammation with platelet rich plasma therapy has shown extremely promising results. Platelet rich plasma therapy involves using your own body's naturally healing enzymes at the site of an inflammatory pain to stop the process altogether. The procedure itself can be performed in the office. We're excited to be able offer this to patients who have suffered from shin splints and want to return to activities. If you suffer from shin splints we can fix it. Give our office a call today at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online.