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What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

CUSHIONING: Asics excels in cushioning, nimbus or cumulus (think clouds.) these will hold up over mileage. Mizuno wave is also a good choice. New balance has a few in their higher end. You will still need good pronatory control from an orthotic or a firm insole. Stretching is also key in the prevention of shinsplints. ...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 is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

What is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

Anti-pronation: If you go to a running store and ask to see anti-pronation running shoes, these will potentially address your problem; new balance is just one example of a brand that makes them. ...Read more

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If I get horrible shin splints, it be shoes I am wearing?

If I get horrible shin splints, it be shoes I am wearing?

Shin splints: Yes if they r worn out. If sneakers lose there cushion and support you can develop shin splints. ...Read more

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Someone suggested i give the skechers toning shoes a go for my shin splints. Do they really work?

Someone suggested i give the skechers toning shoes a go for my shin splints. Do they really work?

Not really: If toning leg muscles could happen just from wearing shoes.... It is too good to be true. Walking and exercise will serve you better. Toning shoes have somewhat a rocker sole, making it wobbly under you and the theory is, that makes your muscles work harder in standing and walking. For those with balance issues (as seen in the elderly) this increases your fall risk. Not recommended. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of shin splints? Change shoes?

One option: "shin splints" can mean a variety of problems such as insertional tendonitis, periostitis, stress reaction. Shoe changes, particularly if pain started after a change in shoes can be helpful. Most quality running stores can evaluate shoe types. Pt, orthotics, rest, nsaids, accupuncture (and occasionally surgery) all all treatment options. ...Read more

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Does wearing a sleeve while running help comfort the pain of shin splints or am i better off buying a new pair of shoes?

Both help: Wearing a sleeve keeps the muscle warm and against the bone which reduces pain and swelling. New shoes help to realign your feet so less stress is placed on the shin bone and the muscles attached to it. Look for motion control or stability shoes like brooks beast or asic gts. Also otc inserts like super feet can help support your arch which in turn help stabilize your ankle and shin bone. ...Read more

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I walk at least 1-3 miles a day in heels just fine, but when i walk the same distance in athletic shoes i get severe shin splints. What can I do

I walk at least 1-3 miles a day in heels just fine, but when i walk the same distance in athletic shoes i get severe shin splints. What can I do

Shin Splints: This is due to tightness of your gastroc muscles or weakness of the anterior muscles of your leg, specifically the anterior tibialis. Strengthening the anterior tibialis to accept the eccentric loading that occurs after your heel hits the ground is improtant to prevent this. Don't have to load this muscle that was while in heels which is why it doesn't hurt. ...Read more

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Can you run through shin splints? I have taken 3 weeks off from running, went to physical therapy, tried ice, heat, compression and new shoes.

Can you run through shin splints?  I have taken 3 weeks off from running, went to physical therapy, tried ice, heat, compression and new shoes.

Imaging indicated: Shin Splints can encompass several similar entities: stress injury or stress fracture of the tibia (large prominent leg bone); medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS); exertional compartment syndrome. Xrays may be indicated if now chronic or recurrent symptoms are present. MRI is often helpful when trying to ascertain extent and exact degree of bony (if any) involvement. Further evaluation warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more