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What type of specialist should I see for recurrent shin splints?

What type of specialist should I see for recurrent shin splints?

Let me help: Sport medicine doctor, usually they are orthopedic surgeons specialize in sport medicine. Thank you. ...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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Are 'shin splints' a type of compartment syndrome?

Are 'shin splints' a type of compartment syndrome?

Some things close: Shin splints" is not a specific diagnosis. It is merely a descriptive term that describes chronic exertional shin pain in an athlete. The evidence seems clear that shin splint pain has many different causes and this reflects the variation in the anatomy. ...Read more

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What is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

What is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

Anti-pronation: If you go to a running store and ask to see anti-pronation running shoes, these will potentially address your problem; new balance is just one example of a brand that makes them. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How long do shin splints last?

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 more

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How long would shin splints take to heal?

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

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What can I do to treat my shin splints for good?

What can I do to treat my shin splints for good?

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 more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more