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How to heal shin splints for kids?

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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery 21 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 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.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
FOOT STRUCTURE: Have a podiatrist check the foot structure. Abnormally flattened feet can be a contributing factor.

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