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Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammation: It is inflammation where the small muscle fibers attach to the bone along the tibia.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Swink
22 years experience in 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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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Rice: Rest ice compression massage possibly new training shoes decrease regimen.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Stretch instead: Taping is not nearly as effective as daily stretching of the anterior tibialis muscles.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Rest: Rest from the exercise that brought them on and also consider phys therapy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
32 years experience in 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Variable: Rest, ice, massage, graston, anti inflammatories, evaluation by ortho to check for stress fractures.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in 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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