A 39-year-old member asked:
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what's the next step to solve a problem of shin splints after resting a week and feeling good now?

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Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
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 up to three times a day, taking some antiinflammatory medication, reducing impact activities, get shock absorbing insoles, reduce your miles running and increase them gradually.
Answered on Jul 19, 2012
Dr. Keith Baldwin
14 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Ease into it: Ease into activity, start with mild activities, and short duration and work your way up. Shin splints are an overuse syndrome.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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