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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Overview)

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 joint from further harm.


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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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Dr. Mark Galland
649 doctors shared insights

Splint (Overview)

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 joint from further harm.


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What exactly are shin splints and what do your do about them?

Bone pain: 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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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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Describe the mechanism of injury (moi) for shin splints and list three symptoms? Explain how rice helps an acute injury? 2 questions and two answers

Homework?: Shin splints are caused by inflammation of the periosteum of the tibia bone. Symptons include pain, swelling, slight warmth to touch in the region of the inner lower shin. Rest ice compression elevation helps acute injury by decreasing additional stress/injury (rest) and by decreasing inflammation in the injured area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about hand splints for cts or sore hand, wrist?

Can you tell me more about hand splints for cts or sore hand, wrist?

Cts splint: For carpal tunnel a cock-up wrist splint is used to maximally open up the canal and limit pressure on the nerve. It is primarily used at night to control nocturnal parasthesias, the pain and numbness that awakens you at night. It does this by preventing you from sleeping in a flexed position at the wrist. Splints are often used for different types of tendonitis to limit use of the inflamed tendon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ACE wrist splints for carpal tunnel?

Nighttime: Nighttime splinting can be helpful to control nocturnal parasthesias by preventing wrist flexion while sleeping and will help control numbness and tingling during the day by facilitating drainage of edema. Primarily controls symptoms and settles down inflammation. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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How effective is TMJ splint therapy?

Many factors : There are many different causes of tmd (temperomandibular disorder) with varying levels of pain/symptoms. Therefore, there are different modes of treatment and varying levels of success. Having said that, splint therapy is typically a first line treatment recommendation and then go from there. A diet with softer foods, anti-inflammatory medication, and intraoral massage are also used often. ...Read more

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