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March Madness is quickly approaching with the first round set to begin March 19, 2013. Sixty-eight of Collegiate America’s top teams will meet on the hardwood for great basketball action. Whether you’re a long time fan, or a newcomer to “The Big Dance,” don’t miss the opportunity to follow your favorite team.

Athletes have prepared all season for the chance to play in this tournament; unfortunately, some will never make it to the first round game due to injury. With quick stops and pivots, basketball players put excessive strain on their feet, ankles, and lower legs.

The bone at the front of the lower leg, the tibia (or shin), and its surrounding muscles and tendons, is especially prone to inflammation when overstressed. The painful condition that results is commonly known as shin splints. Symptoms of this common basketball condition include: some swelling, tenderness to the touch, and pain that goes away during rest.

Players who have flat feet or high arches are at an increased risk for shin splints. These foot mechanics issues do not allow for the even distribution of weight across the foot. Excessive turning in of the ankle (over-pronation) results, and the shin area experiences additional strain.

Treatment for shin splints requires sitting on the bench. Rest, icing, and anti-inflammatory medications are typically prescribed, so it’s always best to take yourself out of the game at the first sign of shin pain. Another solution includes making sure that you have proper fitting and supportive footwear. Whether you play basketball, run, or enjoy some other quick, high-impact activity, your shoes should absorb shock, provide support for your specific foot mechanics, and have a wide base. Custom orthotics are often helpful.

Whether you run, play tennis or soccer, or play an occasional pick-up game, shin splints can affect you. Dr. Marco Vargas understands the stress that your feet, ankles, and lower legs experience during exercise. If you’re experiencing pain, call Dr. Vargas to learn more about your condition and treatment options. To make an appointment, call (281) 313-0090 or schedule an appointment here.


Winning a game or taking care of your family means a lot to you. Pain should not get in the way! We can successfully treat hundreds of foot problems.
Visit our beautiful Sugar Land, Texas (TX) or Katy, Texas (TX) podiatry office. Find high-quality, tested foot care products in our store.
We provide gentle care and top technologies that end foot and ankle pain fast!



"My whole experience was great and Dr. Vargas and his staff are wonderful! The best part for me, though, is that I can now wear athletic shoes, slippers and heels with no pain."

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Podiatry Office In Sugar Land, TX
15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 150
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Phone: 281-313-0090

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Podiatry Office In Katy, TX
23410 Grand Reserve Drive, Suite 804
Katy, TX 77494

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Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco A. Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

Our Sugar Land podiatry office offers the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Call 281.397.3487 today!

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