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Can you suggest any remedies/treatments for shin splints?

Can you suggest any remedies/treatments for shin splints?

Rest ...: 'shin splints' respond often to a definitive time of rest( usually from running...4-6 wks), nsaids and stretching exercises for your lower leg muscles/ tendons.Arch supports / foot orthotics can be helpful in some patients w/ anatomic problems. Bone scans are usually diagnostic if no improvement.Stress fractures and exertional compartment syndrome should be ruled out in chronic cases. Gl! ...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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What treatments are available to cure long term shin splints?

What treatments are available to cure long term shin splints?

Stretch : I have found stretching, activity modification, ice and sometimes physical therapy are the most effective treatments. If you must run then wrap tha calves for running. ...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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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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Shin splints/deep vein thrombosis (dvt) pain, are there any specialty treatments?

Shin splints/deep vein thrombosis (dvt) pain, are there any specialty treatments?

Yes, as for the DVT: You need to have it confirmed with a doppler us, then be started on blood thinners. Seeing you pcp will be helpful to start this and he/she can treat the shin splints, which is much less serious problem, than the dvt. If any chest symptoms (pain, shortness of breath, coughing, etc) occur, you need to go a hospital, for controlling the pe, a much more serious condition. ...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 a 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 a 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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Can you tell me how i could cure my shin splints?

Rest and icing: Shin splints(medically known as tibial stress syndrome) is an overuse injury that occurs when a person (often an athlete)increases their level of physical activity or training quickly over a short period of time.Rest and icing will effectively treat most cases of shin splints.You can decrease your chances of getting shin splints again by gradually increasing your activity level over several weeks. ...Read more

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How to cure shin splints due to running? The fastest way.

How to cure shin splints due to running? The fastest way.

Rest: Treatment begins with resting. Nsaids, heel cord stretching, heel pads, and shin splint sleeves are often beneficial. A generalized treatment= 7-10 days of rest, heel-cord stretching, icing 20 minutes 3 times a day, nsaids for 2wks. Return to running at 2 wks at 50% of previous pace, 50% previous distance. Gradual increase to normal over 3-6weeks. See http://athletiek.Com/shin-splints. ...Read more

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How can you cure shin splints?

How can you cure shin splints?

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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How do you cure shin splints?

How do you cure  shin splints?

Reverse the cause: Acute shin splints can be overcome in 1-2 weeks or chronic shin splints may last years. The key is to discover the underlying causes and reverse them. Overtraining, poor footwear, poor running mechanics, weak lower extremity musculature are common causes. Don't let your symptoms linger too long before reaching out for help. ...Read more

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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more