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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 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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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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Can you tell me how to get control over my shin splints and be able to run with no problem?

Can you tell me how to get control over my shin splints and be able to run with no problem?

Shin splints : Shin splints are caused by tight calf muscles and sneakers that are not providing you enough support. Some suggestions, Get new sneakers. Start stretching your calf muscle before and after running and get a pair of orthotics at your local running store. If the pain doesn't improve see your local podiatrist ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend to help with shin splints and ankle problems?

What would doctors recommend to help with shin splints and ankle problems?

Treatment depends...: "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 will guide a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com). ...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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What can I do about shin splint problems?

Shin splints: The first thing to do is get an evaluation so you know why you have the shin splints . Then the doctor will help do something about them . ...Read more

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How should I address shin splint problems ?

How should I address shin splint problems ?

Diagnosis: Shin splints is a diagnosis of exclusion. You must make sure you don't have tendonitis, stress fracture, compartment syndrome, fascitis etc. Stress fractures usually mask as shin splints. The shin bone hurts at a certain point with stress and exercise. It gets worse with stress. Shin splints are pain in the tibia where the muscle inserts that gets better with exercise and you can run and play. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more