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Why Do Bow Legged Runners Get Shin Splints
Exercise: This is exercise induced swelling of the muscle next to the shin bone in a tight compartment. You can help prevent them with consistent exercise and stretching. If you have gotten them, you can use ice, NSAID medication and massage to relieve the swelling and restore comfortable function. An exercise therapist can help you learn how to prevent them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest: Shin splints are treated with ice, anti-inflammatory medication, and strengthening of the lower leg, thigh, and core muscles. Sometimes shoe inserts are used to correct any issues found with the foot, ie - pronation, flat feet, high arches, etc. that may contribute to shin splints. Resting from activities that cause pain until symptoms resolve also helps. Also helpful to rule out stress fractur ...Read more
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
Less impact activity: Generally shin splints are treated by a period of rest and decreased impact aerobic activity to avoid progression to a frank tibial (leg bone) stress fracture. A removeable boot (cam walker) is often prescribed. Maintaining aerobic fitness is important with non- impact activities, such as: swimming, biking, and using an elliptical trainer to name a few. If pain persists or progresses, see your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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