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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

Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

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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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Do I have a shin splint or something else? I play tennis a lot and I enjoy it, but my shin has been hurting whenever I put pressure on it for about 6 months now. Its not absolutely horrible but its enough to cause a slight limp sometimes. It hurts right I

Shin: Shin splints happen with muscle overuse. The classic example is of someone who hasn't been physically active who is trying to get in shape. New army recruits who are sent out on long marches get them. It is what is referred toas a compartment syndrome. The muscle gets swollen from overuse and needs more space within its fascia (membrane around the muscle bundle. Because of the swelling, circulation and nerve supply are decreased. This would make the whole muscle from knee to ankle painful. What you are describing sounds like a primary knee problem. This has been going on for some time. Maybe it is time to see and orthopedic doctor. ...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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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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Shin splints -- which is best ice or heat?

Shin splints -- which is best ice or heat?

Ice: Acute phase of treatment options include resting and applying ice. Therapy option includes physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, whirlpool baths, phonophoresis, augmented soft tissue mobilization, electrical stimulation, and unweighted ambulation. ...Read more

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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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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 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

Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

An acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, ...Read more