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What Type Of Specialist Should I See For Recurrent Shin Splints
Pain in shins for the last 4years that are getting worse, but not shin splints, what is possibly wrong? And will i need any type of surgery?
Probable answer is n: Usually the muscle insertion can become inflamed stretching prior to activity with a cool down period can help. ...Read more
Soleus muscle pain while playing bball. Even with proper warmup and stretch. Past of shin splints intense. Type 1 diabetic. 18 yr old. How do I cure?
? Trigger Points: Your pain may originate in various muscles and be felt in the soleus. I.E gastrocs, long toe extensors, peroneus and adductor magnus are some of the muscles i find to be the source of calf pain. Proper warm up and cool down with exercise are important. If the pain is of recent onset, massage and gentle stretching of the tender muscles may sometimes help. Trigger point injections may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shin splints: Shin splits can become a chronic problem if the underlying risk factors are not addressed. An acute episode can last weeks to months. If pain persists, make sure the diagnosis is correct. Exclude a stress fracture. Initial treatment includes relative rest from painful activity. However if pain improves and you do not address the underlying causes, the pain can return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very variable: It really depends on how bad the symptoms are and if you can avoid the cause if they are from sports and you can hold off it will probably resolve with ice, nsaids and stretching over 2-3 weeks. If you can not avoid the offending activity, it will likely be more difficult to get rid of it and may benefit from some concurrent physical therapy. ...Read more
usually not chronic: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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