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shin splints

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Inflammation: It is inflammation where the small muscle fibers attach to the bone along the tibia.
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Overuse tibia injury: Shin splints is an overuse stress injury to the tibial leg bone. Often times, a sudden rapid increase in either mileage or running intensity can trigg ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Swink
23 years experience Family Medicine
Shin splints: They commonly occur due to poor stretching before rigorous running causing tearing and swelling of the sheath around the muscle.
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Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress f ... Read More
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Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
RISK FACTORS: Let me give you some risk factors: Smoking, more than 10 alcoholic drinks/week, female sex, sudden increase in activity, poor shoegear, flat feet.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
An "overuse" injury: Aches and pains, or actual injuries like small fractures, can happen with repeated stress to a body part. For workers, it can be called a work injury. ... Read More
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Dr. Johan Matthys Van Der Merwe
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Over training: This is caused by excessive running on hard surfaces with not enough support from shoes. You will have to rest completely for 6 weeks, as this is simi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Stretch instead: Taping is not nearly as effective as daily stretching of the anterior tibialis muscles.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Rice: Rest ice compression massage possibly new training shoes decrease regimen.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Rest: Rest from the exercise that brought them on and also consider phys therapy.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Rest, ice, massage, graston, anti inflammatories, evaluation by ortho to check for stress fractures.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Address the cause: Shin splints are an over-use syndrome. To cure the problem address the cause (usually overly aggressive training) then treat the symptoms until in re ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Reverse the cause: Acute shin splints can be overcome in 1-2 weeks or chronic shin splints may last years. The key is to discover the underlying causes and reverse them. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
33 years experience Podiatry
usually not chronic: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your ... Read More

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