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How to heal shin splints for kids?

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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Rest: The simple answer is rest. Rest can take awhile though, so to speed it up i suggest: 1) anti-inflammatories 2) pt/stretching 3) good shoe wear/arch-supports 4) proper training.
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Ice, rest: I would recommend avoiding the offending activity. Also, use of ice and advil (ibuprofen) will be helpful you should not play if you are limping or having severe pain.
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Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 43 years experience
FOOT STRUCTURE: Have a podiatrist check the foot structure. Abnormally flattened feet can be a contributing factor.
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