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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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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 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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I get shin splints. What can I do to prevent this?

I get shin splints. What can I do to prevent this?

Good shoes/supports: Shin splint are an overuse injury. Improving foot function with good shoes and supports is most helpful. Ice, antiinflammatories and limited weight bearing activities. See your foot specialists for an evaluation. Dr l. ...Read more

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How can I relieve shin splints due to running?

Rest: Lay off running for a week or two and participate in a more low impact exercise such as swimming, gradually add running back to tolerance. If this doesn't work get seen by a sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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I just started running and when i run, only, my shins really hurt. The sides get really sore, almoat like shin splints......Any adivce?

I just started running and when i run, only, my shins really hurt. The sides get really sore, almoat like shin splints......Any adivce?

Tight muscles: These muscle groups in the leg are attached to the tibia and fibula and actually pull on the bone when they are tight. Stretching these muscles passively (non-weightbearing) will allow the muscles and tendons to elongate without injuring them. Theses stretches work well with the use of elastic bands. ...Read more

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I think I have shin splints from soccer I have played for years but i injured my ankle 5 weeks ago and that still hurts a lot so could they be linked?

I think I have shin splints from soccer I have played for years but i injured my ankle 5 weeks ago and that still hurts a lot so could they be linked?

Shin splints: Shin splints and ankle sprains can be linked. Individuals who are active athletes should consider using a custom made orthotic. Also i would recommend having an MRI done to make sure there is no ligament, tendon or bone damage that may need to be repaired. Your foot and ankle specialist can help you with both of these. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more