Phillip Shaw DPM is a sports medicine foot and ankle specialist at Washington Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine in Kirkland, and he is recruiting athletes with shin splints for a Shock wave therapy for shin splints – recruitment information. Athletes would receive free evaluation, free shock wave treatment, and free follow-up for their participation. They hope to heal athletes quickly and return them to full training.
Shin splints affect up to 35% of runners, especially novice athletes. Athletes are especially susceptible while increasing mileage and intensity during track and cross country season.
Shock wave therapy is an effective treatment for tendon and fascia pain, but relatively few studies have looked at shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome). Based on preliminary data, they expect decreased recovery time (30-50% reduction), good to excellent results in 75-80% of patients, and significantly decreased pain during activity.
Call 425-899-3234 to sign up, or with further questions or concerns.