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

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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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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Is acoustic wave therapy efficient for decreasing pain caused by shin splints in a running athlete?

Is acoustic wave therapy efficient for decreasing pain caused by shin splints in a running athlete?

Yes, per prelim data: Preliminary data supports the use of acoustic wave therapy for the treatment of shin splints. This is not yet a mainstream treatment option and, as such, unlikely to be covered by your insurance. ...Read more

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Is acoustic wave therapy efficient for decreasing pain caused by shin splints in a running athlete? I am a 22-year-old male athlete. Recently, I developed shin splints due to running on asphalt. I have discontinued my training and let my legs rest for an f

Is acoustic wave therapy efficient for decreasing pain caused by shin splints in a running athlete? I am a 22-year-old male athlete. Recently, I developed shin splints due to running on asphalt. I have discontinued my training and let my legs rest for an f

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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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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What can I do to prevent shin splints when running?

What can I do to prevent shin splints when running?

Mechanical eval: Shin splints develop when the stresses on the tibia are greater than the body can accommodate. There are multiple contributing factors. Wearing appropriate shoes, stretching your calves, having good core strength, and slowly increasing training (instead of making abrupt changes) can all be preventative. A sports doc or pt can evaluate your mechanics. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of shin splints from running fast?

Proper diagnosis: Its also important that you have been properly diagnosed for your problem. Shin splints may be confused with stress fractures, bursitis, exertional compartment syndrome, and strains. ...Read more

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What to do about shin splints and calf pain due to running?

What to do about shin splints and calf pain due to running?

Several Options...: "Shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, but can present in the back. 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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What should I do about shin splints, calf pain due to running?

Ice, rest, stretch: Usually this problem is secondary to running on a hard
surface or repetitive activity. Treatment is ice massage, nsaids, rest and stretching. Also, you're running shoes lose their cushioning function before they wear out visually. So if you
run on a regular basis, replace your shoes every 6-8 months. ...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 treatment options. ...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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How can I reduce my chance of getting shin splints when running?

How can I reduce my chance of getting shin splints when running?

Stretch well before.: Running. Especially the Achilles' tendon. Be careful of the surface you run on. The harder the surface, the more likely. Wear proper running shoes with good arch support and shock absorption. Ice shins after running. ...Read more

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Why does shin splints hurt when you are running and tighting up in gym class?

Likely normal: Shin splints occur from micro trauma where muscles connect to the bone, actually tiny tears in the muscle. Normal after intense workouts, try backing off on the intensity and frequency and let your body heal. Could also be muscle cramps which are often due to dehydration or electrolyte problems. Stay hydrated with a sports drink such as Gatorade. Aspirin or motrin and muscle massage may help. ...Read more

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Should I stop running if I get shin splints (pain in the tibia due to long distance running)?

Should I stop running if I get shin splints (pain in the tibia due to long distance running)?

Short term: Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, is best treated with rest, ice and over the counter anti inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. It may be prudent to take a week off and gradually return to your routine. If your pain persists, a visit to your doctor may be warranted. Good luck. ...Read more

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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