It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
After many obvious issues with my biomechanics causing chronic shin pain I was referred to the NHS Podiatrist as I couldn't afford orthotics privately.
I also switched to NHS Physio (can't say I was too impressed with the service) and he told me that NHS Orthotics didn't help him with his shin splints when he had them.
They're really my main hope of finally sorting this- I've been told the upper shin pain is causeed by my tibialis posterior and anterior muscles being overworked and causing periostitis (pulling on the periosteum) on my tibia and that orthotics will sort this.
Since I was sent for the cast orthotic (she basically watched me walk and pressed my feet one by one into some foam, took like 2 mins) I've been told by a sports therapists that I have one leg longer than another which is causing a twisted pelvis and therefore a curved spine and weakened glutes as a result. She recommended to put a gel insert in my longer leg to correct this but as she's not a Physio I'm unsure what to do.