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What type of specialist should I see for shin splints problems

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Sports medicine: Either sports medicine or orthopedics.
Dr. Ted King
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Sports medicine: A sports medicine specialist would be where you want to go although a phsical therapist who specializes in running assessment could be very beneficial... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me help: Sport medicine doctor, usually they are orthopedic surgeons specialize in sport medicine. Thank you.
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Orthopedic sports: Any orthopedic surgeons is quite capable of diagnosing and properly treating shin splints. If you have the access then look for an orthopedic surgeon ... Read More
Dr. Ted King
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Sports medicine: I agree with dr. Hadied, a sports medicine specialist would be where you want to go although a phsical therapist who specializes in running assessment... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Some things close: Shin splints" is not a specific diagnosis. It is merely a descriptive term that describes chronic exertional shin pain in an athlete. The evidence see... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatry 19 years experience
Shin splints : Shin splints are caused by tight calf muscles and sneakers that are not providing you enough support. Some suggestions, Get new sneakers. Start s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Shin splints: First make sure that your lower leg pain is not really a stress fracture of the tibia bone. Treatment of medial tibia stress syndrome involves icing ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Probable answer is n: Usually the muscle insertion can become inflamed stretching prior to activity with a cool down period can help.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Treatment depends...: "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
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Anti-pronation: If you go to a running store and ask to see anti-pronation running shoes, these will potentially address your problem; new balance is just one example... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Consult with your : orthopedic surgeon who will most recommend PT.
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Check your footwear: As a patient with diabetes, you should make sure you wear well-fitting shoes designed for the activity.Heel pads (available at sports stores and som... Read More

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