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What is the best way to treat shin splints?

What is the best way to treat shin splints?

Less impact activity: Shin splints (tibial stress reaction or stress fracture) result from overuse. This can be with regards to varibles of excessive running intensity, excessive mileage or duration. The first line treatment is to limit the most likely causative variable, allow more rest, ice, and nsaids, nd evn iimaging is indicated when symptoms fail to resolve within a week or so of implementing controls on activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What is the best solution for shin splints?

What is the best solution for shin splints?

Less impact activity: Shin splints (tibial stress reaction or stress fracture) result from overuse. This can be with regards to varibles of excessive running intensity, excessive mileage or duration. The first line treatment is to limit the most likely causative variable, allow more rest, ice, and nsaids, nd evn iimaging is indicated when symptoms fail to resolve within a week or so of implementing controls on activity ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal my shin splints?

Treatment depends...: "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 will guide a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com). ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve pain for shin splints?

What is the best way to relieve pain for shin splints?

Shin splints: If you are walking or running for exercise you need to do adaequte stretching before and after activity. Icing the shins after a workout and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory like alleve or advil (ibuprofen) should help. To prevent further bouts, see a podiatrist. You may need an orthotic in your shoe to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Shin splints. Is this a sign that I should stop exercise?

Yes: Shin splints are injuries to the front of the outer leg. While the exact injury is not known, shin splints seem to result from inflammation due to injury of the tendon (posterior peroneal tendon) and adjacent tissues in the front of the outer leg. Shin splints are a member of a group of injuries called "overuse injuries." shin splints occur most commonly in runners or aggressive walkers. ...Read more

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What is the best way to alleviate shin splints pain in a 5th grader child?

What is the best way to alleviate shin splints pain in a 5th grader child?

Diet: Like so many answers in this forum, high calorie malnutrition is the major cause of this simply because it interferes with energy metabolism. See a nutritionist. ...Read more

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What is the best recomendation for shin splints which have lasted over two months?

What is the best recomendation for shin splints which have lasted over two months?

Shin pain: The pain could be several things. The most severe would be a stress fracture. This is usually manifested by very localized tenderness, as opposed to other causes which would be more generalized pain. "shin splints" and other inflammatory issues such as periostitis and medial distal tibial stress syndrome can be just as painful, but are less serious as they generally do not lead to more severe complications. If left untreated, a stress fracture in the tibia can progress to a full blown fracture. The best thing for you to do is have an xray and an evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon. Not all stress fractures will show up on an initial xray, and sometimes bone scans or mris are needed if indicated. Regardless of the diagnosis, cross training with lower impact exercise is suggested (swimming, aqua jogging, biking, elliptical, etc.). ...Read more

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Basketball started this week and my shins hurt. I assume it is shin splints. What is the best way to care for painful shins?

Basketball started this week and my shins hurt. I assume it is shin splints. What is the best way to care for painful shins?

Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Relative rest, ice and NSAIDs may work. It may likely be that the rapid acceleration and overall intensity of your recent early season workouts pushed your shins "over the edge." Backing off the intensity, and potentially better shoes may also help. If no improvement in 1-2 weeks, seek evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent shin splints?

Stretch : Also, good shoes, and more stretching. One needs to stretch the front and back of the shin and sometimes work on strengthening the muscles in front of the shin. Calf muscles are commonly stronger and this imbalance may be one of the causes of shin splints. The surface you exercise and the shoes you wear can also be a factor. ...Read more

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


Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more