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What causes shin splints?

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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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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What causes shin splints and how do I get over them?

Exercise: This is exercise induced swelling of the muscle next to the shin bone in a tight compartment. You can help prevent them with consistent exercise and stretching. If you have gotten them, you can use ice, NSAID medication and massage to relieve the swelling and restore comfortable function. An exercise therapist can help you learn how to prevent them. ...Read more

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What causes shin splints and how can they be prevented?

What causes shin splints and how can they be prevented?

Resistance training: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your toes tip them so the sole of your foot faces outward. That motion should strengthen the muscle that is usually responsible for shin splints. In addition, balancing up on your tip toes is another good exercise to strengthen those muscles. ...Read more

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What is cause of shin splints? Lactic acid?

What is cause of shin splints? Lactic acid?

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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What causes growing pains or shin splints 6 yo boy?

Unknown: Growing pain has been known for a long time, however, it's cause (causes) is still elusive. It is important not to ignore warning signs (of serious conditions) such as joint swelling, pain persisting into daytime, and etc. ...Read more

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What are activities that typically cause shin splints?

What are activities that typically cause shin splints?

Running, jumping: Typically the symptoms are caused by activities with a pounding type of repetive motion on the legs such as running, jumping, aerobics, etc. The best way to avoid this problem is stretching, well cushioned shoes replaced when necessary, nsaids, and ice to affected areas after working out. Nsaids also can be helpful. ...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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Can shin splints be caused by doing a lot of driving ? I have a manual gear car so use the clutch alot.

Yes: Absolutely. The term "shin splints" refers to pain coming from the orgin of the anterior tibial tendon off of the tibia. It is usually caused and/or aggravated by repetitive dorsiflexion of the foot as in someone running up a hill. Driving involves repetitive dorsiflexion of the foot and can definitely cause shin splints. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have shin splints and numbness on my hand, What caused this?

Shin splints running: shin splints are usually caused by running up or down hills. the muscles in the leg s are attached to the feet so as you run the foot slaps the ground and the muscles in the leg contract to slow the reactive forces .thus causing inflammation and pain ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more