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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's the next step to solve a problem of shin splints after resting a week and feeling good now?

What's the next step to solve a problem of shin splints after resting a week and feeling good now?

Ease into it: Ease into activity, start with mild activities, and short duration and work your way up. Shin splints are an overuse syndrome. ...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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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?

Check your footwear: As a patient with diabetes, you should make sure you wear well-fitting shoes designed for the activity. Heel pads (available at sports stores and some drug stores) can reduce strain. Heel pads should be put in both shoes; unevenness could and reduce strain. Heel pads should be put in both shoes; unevenness could lead to strain. After you exercise, check your feet for sores or redness. ...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?

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

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Broke L femur in 1986, rod inserted +lower back and thoracic spine old problems. Can this be causing left side specific shin splint & general nuisance?

Shin splint: Shin splint is typical caused hypersensitive of the bone membrane on Tibia ; the pain is specifically in the leg below the knee. This is not a radicular pain from lower back ...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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Advice? Would stretching make my shin splints worse?

Advice? Would stretching make my shin splints worse?

Not if done correct: Stretching can aid recovery from shin splints but it must be done carefully so as not to worsen the overuse injury. A physical therapist may be of great help in recovering from these. ...Read more

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I've been having year long shin splints. What should I do?

I've been having year long shin splints. What should I do?

Get checked: Shin splints is a very non specific term for leg pain. Could be a stress fracture, inflammation, exertional compartment syndrome, vascular, radicular from the spine or other....If it has lasted a year it's time to get checked. ...Read more

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What is the best way to alleviate shin splints pain in a 5th grader child?

What is the best way to alleviate shin splints pain in a 5th grader child?

Diet: Like so many answers in this forum, high calorie malnutrition is the major cause of this simply because it interferes with energy metabolism. See a nutritionist. ...Read more

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How do you prevent shin splints?

How do you prevent shin splints?

Smart training: Begin your training with gradual increases in distance
also work out every other day
stretch, ice your legs after exercise
and wear good running shoes. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for shin splints?

Is there a cure for shin splints?

Shin splints: Shin splints occur during physical activity and result from too much force being placed on your shinbone and connective tissues that attach your muscles to the bone. You should get sufficient rest, try ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (naproxen, ibuprofen, etc). Wear proper-fitting shoes with good arch supports. Should get better. If the pain is very severe, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for shin splints?

Is there a cure for shin splints?

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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Are shin splints due to low estrogen?

No: Shin splints are a mechanical strain on the insertion of the muscle into the anterior crest of the tibia and can be caused by overuse but also abnormal foot positioning such as seen with flatfoot endless. ...Read more

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Can shin splints help me grow taller?

Can shin splints help me grow taller?

No effect: Once your growth centers close in adolescence you will never grow taller. At a listed age of 43 you are long since done. Shin splints are a mechanical issue with your bone. Having them and or treating them has no relationship to your stature. ...Read more

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In what way can I prevent shin splints?

Several: Proper stretching and proper running shoes will help.
Use ice after workout.
See a podiatrist for help. ...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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How do I treat shin splints from running?

How do I treat shin splints from running?

Pain in shins: Stretching the achilles, icing before and after exercise and foot orthotics are all helpful when you are sufferring from shin splints. ...Read more

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Shin splints -- which is best ice or heat?

Shin splints -- which is best ice or heat?

Ice: Acute phase of treatment options include resting and applying ice. Therapy option includes physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, whirlpool baths, phonophoresis, augmented soft tissue mobilization, electrical stimulation, and unweighted ambulation. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevent shin splints?

Balance exercise: The best way to prevent shin splints is to exercise the muscles of the calf as well as the front of your lower leg. Running shoes with lower heels, "bare foot" shoes, may be of benefit as well. Ice after exercise and resting one to two days a week may help as well. ...Read more

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What are good ways to overcome shin splints?

What are good ways to overcome shin splints?

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

Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

An acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, ...Read more