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How do i treat shin splints?

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Dr. Marcus Romanello answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Rice: Rest ice compression massage possibly new training shoes decrease regimen.

Answered 11/28/2013

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Dr. Stephen Camacho answered

Specializes in 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 4/13/2015

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Dr. James Eitner answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Rest, Ice: Rest. Ice initially, then try heat after 4-5 days. Massage the tibia. Stretch. For a better ice massage, freeze water in a small paper cup. Tear the top edge off of the cup to expose the top of the ice. Use the flat top of the ice to massage directly on the sore tibia.

Answered 3/22/2016

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Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Rest: Rest from the exercise that brought them on and also consider phys therapy.

Answered 4/5/2013

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Dr. Mark Galland answered

Specializes in 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 fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com).

Answered 5/23/2017

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Dr. Gerard Kerbleski answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Resistance condition: 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 toes tip them so the sole of your foot faces outward. That motion should strengthen the muscle that is usually responsible for shin splints. In addition, balancing up on your tip toes is another goid exercise to strengthen thoee muscles.

Answered 4/5/2014

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