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will kinesiology tape help prevent shin splints?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Possible: This is a possibility. Along with stretching, rice and massage try the k tape to see if it alleviates your symptoms.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Is there a good way to get rid of shin splints?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Less impact activity: Generally shin splints are treated by a period of rest and decreased impact aerobic activity to avoid progression to a frank tibial (leg bone) stress fracture. A removeable boot (cam walker) is often prescribed. Maintaining aerobic fitness is important with non- impact activities, such as: swimming, biking, and using an elliptical trainer to name a few. If pain persists or progresses, see your md.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What can I do to help prevent shin splints?

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Dr. Bindu Bamrah
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Balance exercise: The best way to prevent shin splints is to exercise the muscles of the calf as well as the front of your lower leg. Running shoes with lower heels, "bare foot" shoes, may be of benefit as well. Ice after exercise and resting one to two days a week may help as well.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How do you prevent shin splints?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Helpful hints: Choose the right shoes. Wear footwear that suits your sport. If you're a runner, replace your shoes about every 350 to 500 miles .Consider arch supports. Arch supports can help prevent the pain of shin splints, especially if you have flat arches.Essen the impact.Cross train with a sport that places less impact on your shins.Add strenght training to your workout. Thank you.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of bad shin splints if you don't want to stop training?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Varies : 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. Overtraining, poor footwear, poor running mechanics, weak lower extremity musculature are common causes. Don't let your symptoms linger too long before reaching out for help.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Any help appreciated on how to get rid of shin splints?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Ice, rest, stretchin: Probably the most important thing would be to avoid whatever exercise was causing the problem after that the treatment would be a combination of ice, stretching and nsaids sometimes show modification can be helpful possible physical therapy.

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