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What are shin splints?

What are shin splints?

Overuse tibia injury: Shin splints is an overuse stress injury to the tibial leg bone. Often times, a sudden rapid increase in either mileage or running intensity can trigger an episode of shin splints. Most are self-limiting and will go away with simple rest or decreased mileage and intensity. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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What causes shin splints?

RISK FACTORS: Let me give you some risk factors: Smoking, more than 10 alcoholic drinks/week, female sex, sudden increase in activity, poor shoegear, flat feet. ...Read more

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How do I treat shin splints?

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. ...Read more

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How can I tape shin splints?

Stretch instead: Taping is not nearly as effective as daily stretching of the anterior tibialis muscles. ...Read more

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How long do shin splints last?

Shin splints: Shin splits can become a chronic problem if the underlying risk factors are not addressed. An acute episode can last weeks to months. If pain persists, make sure the diagnosis is correct. Exclude a stress fracture. Initial treatment includes relative rest from painful activity. However if pain improves and you do not address the underlying causes, the pain can return. ...Read more

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So how do I stop shin splints?

So how do I stop shin splints?

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). ...Read more

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How can you cure shin splints?

How can you cure shin splints?

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). ...Read more

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How do you cure shin splints?

How do you cure  shin splints?

Reverse the cause: 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. ...Read more

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How should I treat shin splints?

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). ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more