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How To Tape Legs For Shin Splints
Possibly: There are some newer techniques using kinesio-tape (like that seen in the olympic games) may help. Looking into your shoes, and considering inserts for your shoes may also help. ...Read more
What to do if I have shin splints and everytime I ice my legs they hurt. is it because the ice is cold?
Nothing Fast Avail: Ice may decrease blood supply to the bone causing more pain. Shin Splints do not go away fast. You will feel improvement in them by decreasing any physical activity you may be doing to improve the pain from them. But they can take up to 4-6 weeks to improve. You may consider platelet therapy and stem cell therapy if not improving to heal tissues better. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more
My leg pains a lot because of shin splints specially when i run. I started doing stretching but it does not help. What should I do?
What is shin splints and what should I do to treat them? I have just started training for my first half marathon and lately I have been getting pain in the front of my lower leg. It almost feels that i can not finish my even my 5 mile runs. It has been
Shin : Shin splints is an inflammation of the ligaments and surrounding tissue that runs along the bone in the front of your lower leg (the tibia). This is common in marathon runners such as yourself because of the sheer force you are dealing with as you run and pound the pavement. This is what causes the damage. The treatment is what i like to call rice: rest, ice, compression (ace bandage) and elevation. Also take a few weeks off to give yourself time to heal. In addition you can take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication such as advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen as directed. Give yourself some time, and you will be back to running very soon.. If your problem worsens or persists seek care from your doctor right away. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretches: Shin splints are frustrating for sure! tight heel cords (achilles tendons in the back of the leg at the ankle) can contribute, so doing stretches for that muscle before and after running can help-wall push-ups with legs straight, etc. See link for that and other suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/d5qxtk4. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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