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Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia bone. ...Read more

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Are TMJ splints and grinding guards the same?

Are TMJ splints and grinding guards the same?

Different: Grinding guards, or night guards, try to give you something to grind on, to destroy plastic instead of tooth. Problem is, the damage to muscles and joints is not eliminated and grinding can get worse. Splints try to reduce symptoms (pain). Some can even stop grinding. ...Read more

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What are shin splints?

What are shin splints?

Overuse tibia injury: Shin splints is an overuse stress injury to the tibial leg bone. Often times, a sudden rapid increase in either mileage or running intensity can trigger an episode of shin splints. Most are self-limiting and will go away with simple rest or decreased mileage and intensity. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help as well. ...Read more

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Do compression sleeves help shin splints?

Do compression sleeves help shin splints?

No: But they may make you feel better. Shin Splints usually improve after a reduction of activity for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

YES: Depending upon the structure and function of the entire extremity, the ligaments around the knee and ankle can be strained, causing pain. ...Read more

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Does tibial stress syndrome require shin guard?

Does tibial stress syndrome require shin guard?

Mayo clinic website : Recommends the following for medial tibial stress syndrome, commonly known as shin splints: rest, ice to the effected area, decrease swelling by elevating leg above the heart, wear proper shoes, consider getting arch supports, and take otc pain meds. If your doctor has ordered something else, however, i would follow his or her directions because they know your case well. ...Read more

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Can shin splints make your heels hurt?

Can shin splints make your heels hurt?

Not likely: But gait changes due to pain can cause heel pain. See a podiatrist for your shin splints. ...Read more

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What causes shin splints?

RISK FACTORS: Let me give you some risk factors: Smoking, more than 10 alcoholic drinks/week, female sex, sudden increase in activity, poor shoegear, flat feet. ...Read more

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What causes shin splints?

What causes shin splints?

An "overuse" injury: Aches and pains, or actual injuries like small fractures, can happen with repeated stress to a body part. For workers, it can be called a work injury. In sports, it's called an overuse injury. A primary care doctor or a sports medicine doctor can evaluate to see what needs to be done. Usually, anti-inflammatory meds like Motrin (ibuprofen) are used for a 3-5 days, along with decreasing the stress. ...Read more

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What muscles are injured in shin splints?

Anterior tibialis: Shin splints are a generic term for pain on the anterior (front) part of the shin. The muscles in this area are the anterior tibialis muscles. Shin splint pain can be caused by strain, inflammation or even a tear of this muscle and related tendons. See your doctor if this pain persists. ...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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Can shin splints cause stress fractures in your foot?

Can shin splints cause stress fractures in your foot?

Not directly, but...: Shin splints are usually caused by irritation in the lining of the bone (periosteum) of the shins. Stress fractures result from repeated stress to a bone. If you are overdoing a certain exercise, sport, or activity you can cause and or worsen shin splints and/or stress fractures. The two are not related to each other, but may be related to your activity. ...Read more

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Do athletic mouth guards keep teeth from shifting?

Do athletic mouth guards keep teeth from shifting?

No: To prevent tooth movement mouth guard would have to be constructed so that both upper and lower teeth are firmly held during activity. Their design is to prevent tooth tooth damage and concussion, not to retain teeth. Talk to your Orthodontist about time in mouth guard vas time in retainers. ...Read more

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Should shin splints hurt all the time?

Should shin splints hurt all the time?

Maybe,if not resting: Shin splints is an overuse injury that occurs when a person(often an athlete)increases their level of physical activity or training too quickly over a short period of time.Rest and icing will effectively treat most cases of shin splints.If you don't decrease your activity level at least, you could worsen it to the point where they hurt all of the time.If not improving with rest and ice, see your doc. ...Read more

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Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read more

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Mouthguard or nightguard for teeth grinding?

Mouthguard or nightguard for teeth grinding?

They are the same: Interchangeable words for the same device. A well-fitting, dentist custom made mouthguard is a device that will either allow you to continue to grind, but instead of tooth vs. Tooth wearing down, you will have tooth vs. Mouthguard (which is softer than tooth & will wear instead of tooth). This will also act as a "stress-breaker" and in some people wearing it makes them stop grinding. ...Read more

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Can I wear ankle braces inside shoes while running?

Can I wear ankle braces inside shoes while running?

You can: Just be careful about friction..the brace can rub you and cause blistering... ...Read more