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Doctor insights on: How To Tape Legs For Shin Splints

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Expert opinion please: could taping my legs help with shin splints?

Expert opinion please: could taping my legs help with 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

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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How can I tape shin splints?

Stretch instead: Taping is not nearly as effective as daily stretching of the anterior tibialis muscles. ...Read more

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Will kinesiology tape help prevent shin splints?

Will kinesiology tape help prevent shin splints?

Possible: This is a possibility. Along with stretching, rice and massage try the k tape to see if it alleviates your symptoms. ...Read more

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Need to run for coach. Can you tell me how to tape for shin splints?

Need to run for coach. Can you tell me how to tape for shin splints?

YouTube: The most common cause of shin splints is overload on the front of the tibia (shin bone), which inflames the connective tissues that attach the lower leg muscles to the bone. Taping is relatively simple, but being shown is much easier than describing it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zrb3ouzxe0. ...Read more

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Can shin splints hurt the back of you legs?

Not usually: Shin splint usually hurt at the anteromedial aspect of the leg (front and inner part). Posterior (back) leg pain will trigger me to look for another cause of pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have shin splints and everytime I ice my legs they hurt. is it because the ice is cold?

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

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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?

Stress fracture: Stress fractures are often diagnosed es shin splints. If the pain is worse as you are exercising, it may be the stress fracture. They heal by relative rest. If it hurts you cannot do it. Requires about two months. Sometimes a cast is needed. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Symptoms of shin splints are what kinds of leg symptoms?

Symptoms of shin splints are what kinds of leg symptoms?

Let me advice you: Tenderness, soreness or pain along the inner part of your lower leg, mild swelling in your lower leg, at first, the pain may stop when you stop running or exercising. Eventually, however, the pain may be continuous.When get worse check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I just ran a mile in four laps. By the first lap, I started get pain on my lower shins. It felt heavy to pick my legs up and down. Like shin splints?

I just ran a mile in four laps. By the first lap, I started get pain on my lower shins. It felt heavy to pick my legs up and down. Like shin splints?

Possible: Shin splints occur on the front of the shins and are painful when walking/running. see your sports medicine MD, podiatrist , or the athletic trainer at your high school. They can be treated and full recovery will be achieved when proper treatment guidelines are followed. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have running shin splints and leg sore?

I have running shin splints and leg sore?

Physical Therapy: Assuming that you have gone to an appropriate Doctor and the cause of your symptoms is not apparent and imaging is negative, you want to treat the symptoms. I have worked with athletes with similar problems, and have developed a physical therapy program for use at home.You can google "DrNefcy.com" and click on arthrogram advise, or google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" for an email link to me. ...Read more

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Are shin splints the same as cramps in lower leg muscles?

Are shin splints the same as cramps in lower leg muscles?

No: Shin splints occur in the front along shin, cramps occur in back in muscle belly proper ..... Usualy the gastrocnemius muscle. ...Read more

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What is the difference between shin splints and cramps in the lower leg muscles? Or are they the same thing?

What is the difference between shin splints and cramps in the lower leg muscles? Or are they the same thing?

Shin: Splints, happen on the front part of lower legs, usually from some sort of activity such as running. Cramps can happen any where in the leg. The symptoms in shin splints usually do not include cramping of the legs. ...Read more

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I have started jogging regularly and have developed pains in the front of my lower leg which my doctor says are shin splints. He has advised me to rest. Is there anything else I can do?

Yes: I used to get shin splints all the time when i ran. I found that the most helpful stretch was for the achilles tendons prior to running. Basically, go to some stairs that have railings on both sides. Place one foot on a step with the heel hanging off the step and let it drop down while holding on with your arms on the railings. This will stretch the achilles. There are other achilles stretches too. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

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 more

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I have MS. I've been having bad shin splints and my left leg from knee down is swollen for weeks. What is this?

I have MS. I've been having bad shin splints and my left leg from knee down is swollen for weeks. What is this?

Weeks???: Have you not let your neurologist know that this has been going on? If not, you should right away. MS does not cause swelling but complications of MS could. Do not delay any longer. ...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