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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 causes shin splints and how do I get over them?

What causes shin splints and how do I get over them?

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 more

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How can I get rid of shin splints?

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

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How can you get rid of shin splints?

How can you get rid of shin splints?

Change it up: Stop high impact activities for at least a week. Ice the shins, take Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) and get a shin neoprene sleeve. Go back to the high impact activity slowly and come up with a rational plan to rotate exercises to prevent recurrence ...Read more

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What should I do to i get rid of shin splints?

What should I do to i get rid of 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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Is there a good way to get rid of shin splints?

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 more

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Any help appreciated on how to get rid of shin splints?

Stretch: Before and after excercise, wear orthotics or shin splint sleeves (braces) are commercially available. ...Read more

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If I get horrible shin splints, it be shoes I am wearing?

Shin splints: Yes if they r worn out. If sneakers lose there cushion and support you can develop shin splints. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Bow Legs (Definition)

Bowed legs can occur as a familial history, no orthopedic issues or problems with walking, bearing weight. This also tends to straighten out in time as long bones ...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