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What is a good non-medical treatment for periostitis(shin splints)?

What is a  good non-medical treatment for periostitis(shin splints)?

PEMF: Pulse electromagnetic therapy works very well for periostitis. I had a personal injury due to trying to lift a microwave and scraped this on my shin. The induration and hematoma immediately got better with pemf but the induration lasted total of 10 days. In addition you might need cat's claw and essential fatty acids to relieve pain. Handheld pemf device is available from http://almagia.Com. ...Read more

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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?

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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How should I treat shin splints?

How should I treat 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 should you relieve shin splints?

A few ways: Proper supportive shoe wear will help. Ice to the area after activity as well as stretching before and after activity will also help. ...Read more

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What's the beat thing for shin splints?

Stretching: Stretching pre and post activity are important. A tight achilles is often found in patients with shin splints. ...Read more

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What is good for pain from shin splints?

Rest: Rest and activity modification are the mainstay of treatment. When the pain wears down gradually increase exercise intensity in a pain free fashion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have shin splints. What to do?

What to do if I have shin splints. What to do?

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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Why aren't my shin splints going away for weeks?

Why aren't my shin splints going away for weeks?

Maybe something else: Usually shin splints will take longer than a few weeks to go away. However, if you feel you have rested and done the stretching enough to relieve the discomfort, you may need to be evaluated for another fairly common condition that mimics shin splints: tibial stress fractures. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What are shin splints?

Inflammation : 'shin splints' are basically the muscles that move the ankle and foot back on the lower leg bone getting inflamed on the tibia ( shin bone).Hope that helps! ...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 you prevent shin splints?

How do you prevent shin splints?

Smart training: Begin your training with gradual increases in distance also work out every other day stretch, ice your legs after exercise and wear good running shoes. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for shin splints?

Is there a cure for shin splints?

Shin splints: Shin splints occur during physical activity and result from too much force being placed on your shinbone and connective tissues that attach your muscles to the bone. You should get sufficient rest, try ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (naproxen, ibuprofen, etc). Wear proper-fitting shoes with good arch supports. Should get better. If the pain is very severe, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for shin splints?

Is there a cure for shin splints?

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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Are shin splints due to low estrogen?

No: Shin splints are a mechanical strain on the insertion of the muscle into the anterior crest of the tibia and can be caused by overuse but also abnormal foot positioning such as seen with flatfoot endless. ...Read more

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Can shin splints help me grow taller?

Can shin splints help me grow taller?

No effect: Once your growth centers close in adolescence you will never grow taller. At a listed age of 43 you are long since done. Shin splints are a mechanical issue with your bone. Having them and or treating them has no relationship to your stature. ...Read more

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In what way can I prevent shin splints?

Several: Proper stretching and proper running shoes will help. Use ice after workout. See a podiatrist for help. ...Read more

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Does being overweight cause shin splints?

Shin splints: Shin splints are common tissue injuries of the lower leg around the tibia. These occur most commonly in athletes who exercise and strain the soft tissues of the leg, and not due to weight but more due to excess activity. ...Read more

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How do I treat shin splints from running?

How do I treat shin splints from running?

Pain in shins: Stretching the achilles, icing before and after exercise and foot orthotics are all helpful when you are sufferring from shin splints. ...Read more

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Shin splints -- which is best ice or heat?

Shin splints -- which is best ice or heat?

Ice: 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. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevent shin splints?

Balance exercise: The best way to prevent shin splints is to exercise the muscles of the calf as well as the front of your lower leg. Running shoes with lower heels, "bare foot" shoes, may be of benefit as well. Ice after exercise and resting one to two days a week may help as well. ...Read more

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