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Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Overview)

Occuring and felt in the front of the lower legs.


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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
262 doctors shared insights

Shin Splints (Overview)

Occuring and felt in the front of the lower legs.


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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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Managing Shin Splints (Tip)

Managing Shin Splints

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
Once
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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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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Managing Shin Splints (Tip)

Managing Shin Splints

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