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Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Overview)

An acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, typically on hard surfaces.


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How long does shin splints usually last?

How long does shin splints usually last?

Too long: They last as long as you allow them to last. They are usually due to over use. Unless you seriously address the cause you will continue to have the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
271 doctors shared insights

Shin Splints (Overview)

An acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, typically on hard surfaces.


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Shin splints. Is this a sign that I should stop exercise?

Yes: Shin splints are injuries to the front of the outer leg. While the exact injury is not known, shin splints seem to result from inflammation due to injury of the tendon (posterior peroneal tendon) and adjacent tissues in the front of the outer leg. Shin splints are a member of a group of injuries called "overuse injuries." shin splints occur most commonly in runners or aggressive walkers. ...Read more

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Shin splints (Tip)

Do not just "push through" the pain associated with shin splints. ...See more

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Managing Shin Splints (Checklist)

Get an osteopathic examination done of your neck, spine, hips, legs
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Check for low arches or flat feet
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Don't wear old orthotics that are full foot molds
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What are the typical symptoms of shin splints?

What are the typical symptoms of shin splints?

Dull achy pain: Shin splints cause dull, aching pain in the front of the lower leg. Some people feel it only during exercise. Some people only when they stop exercising. Pain can be constant. The location depends on the cause - either along the shinbone or in the muscles. The anterior shin may painful to the touch. ...Read more

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What are the signs of shin splints and how are they treated?

What are the signs of shin splints and how are they treated?

Treatment depends...: "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 will guide a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com). ...Read more

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Shin splints (Tip)

Get adequate sunshine (30-45 minutes/day). This heals them fast. Do not take NSAIDs. ...See more

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How do I treat shin splints?

Rest, Ice: Rest. Ice initially, then try heat after 4-5 days. Massage the tibia. Stretch. For a better ice massage, freeze water in a small paper cup. Tear the top edge off of the cup to expose the top of the ice. Use the flat top of the ice to massage directly on the sore tibia. ...Read more

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Any tests to confirm shin splints?

Leg pain: You have the classical characteristic of what is called exertional comparmental syndrome, and usually due to the increasecomparmental pressure of the leg during exercise.The diagnosis is made by measurments of the comparment pressure during exercise.Blood test, x-ray are negatives. ...Read more

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Shin splints (Tip)

Gradual progressive increase in the time and intensity of the activity, rest, &amp; strength exercises. ...See more

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Need to know whether or how to run with shin splints?

Get treatment first: Stretching the achilles, icing before and after exercise and foot porthotics are all helpful when you are sufferring from 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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Shin splints (Tip)

Do.. Modify activity, lower impact do.. Try massage with an ice bottle don't: keep pushing it. ...See more

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What could getting what feels like shin splints in your forearms mean? How can I treat it?

Depends: It generally means that one is overuse the forearms, not unlike what happens with shin splints. It is generally treatment with temporary activity modification and physical therapy. In rarer cases stress fractures can occur. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for shin splints?

See below: Acute phase of treatment options include resting and applying ice. Therapy option includes physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, whirlpool baths, phonophoresis, augmented soft tissue mobilization, electrical stimulation, and unweighted ambulation. Subacute phase is modifying the training routine, after the acute phase. The goal of the treatment should focus on modifying training regimens. ...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