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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?

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

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How can I get rid of shin splints?

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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What to do if you get shin splints from playing basketball?

What to do if you get shin splints from playing basketball?

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 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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Do good orthotics help get rid of shin splints?

Do good orthotics help get rid of shin splints?

Shin splint pain: Shin splints are a common overuse sports injury. Because of the function of foot and ankle, some muscles are used more than others. This causes inflammation at the origin of the muscles in the front of the legs. By controlling the mechanics with a custom orthotic, the muscle calms down and doesn't inflame. You should see your podiatrist to be evaluated for a custom orthotic. ...Read more

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How to get rid of shin splints without any rest?

Problem: It is difficult, you really need rest.
I would try orthotics to support and balance your feet.
Use ice on your shins after exercise and stretch ...Read more

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How do you get rid of shin splints from running fast?

Proper diagnosis: Its also important that you have been properly diagnosed for your problem. Shin splints may be confused with stress fractures, bursitis, exertional compartment syndrome, and strains. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of shin splints? Stop or walk around?

How do you get rid of shin splints? Stop or walk around?

Rest: I would recommend ice, rest, stretching and nsaids
if activity exacerbates the pian that exercise should
be avoided. Sometimes shoes or foot problems could
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Can you tell me how to get rid of shin splints without any rest?

Unlikely effective: You can try icing and NSAIDS (ibuprofen or naproxen) but this is likely to only provide temporary relief. If you continue with your normal activities without resting, you are likely to make your shin splints worse. You can ask for a referral to a sports medicine doctor who may know how you can minimize your rest time. Professional physical therapy may also help you recover faster. ...Read more

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I get shin splints every time I walk. (i am diabetic if that matters in this situation). How can I prevent this from happening every time?

I get shin splints every time I walk. (i am diabetic if that matters in this situation). How can I prevent this from happening every time?

Shin splints: This condition is often more about the shoes you wear. I would recommend finding a shoe store that can measure your gait and watch you walk to find the right shoes to prevent shin splints. A good podiatrist may also be of assistance with this. ...Read more

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Should I get crutches for shin splints?

Should I get crutches for 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 is important. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com) crutches may be used if pain is extreme, but not required. ...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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What is the quickest way to get over shin splints?

Reverse the cause: Acute shin splints can be overcome in 1-2 weeks or chronic shin splints may last years. The key is to discover the underlying causes and reverse them. Overtraining, poor footwear, poor running mechanics, weak lower extremity musculature are common causes. Don't let your symptoms linger too long before reaching out for help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of shin splints?

How to 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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In what way can I relieve or get rid of shin splints?

In what way can I relieve or get rid of shin splints?

Change it up: If you have shin splints you should take a week off of high impact activities. Use ibuprofen, ice and a shin splint neoprene sleeve to help alleviate the pain. Come up with a new exercise plan that rotates activities to avoid repetitive pounding which will reactivate the shin pain. ...Read more

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What are some effective ways to get rid of shin splints?

What are some effective ways to get rid of shin splints?

Resistance condition: 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. Work at just below the level of any discomfort and slowly build up. Later, tip toe balancing to strengthen. ...Read more

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What are some effective ways to get rid of shin splints?

What are some effective ways to get rid of 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 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 are shin splints, how do you get them and get rid off them.

What are shin splints, how do you get them and get rid off them.

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

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I get shin splints when I run. Is there anything I can do for them?

I get shin splints when I run. Is there anything I can do for them?

Stretching Helps!: Stretching can help shin splints tremendously. Also, you may want to shorten your time and distance of running until your shins are accustomed. Slowly add time so your body can adjust. If they do not improve after 4 weeks, you may want to see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bad shin splints if you don't want to stop training?

Varies: Acute shin splints can be overcome in 1-2 weeks or chronic shin splints may last years. The key is to discover the underlying causes and reverse them. Overtraining, poor footwear, poor running mechanics, weak lower extremity musculature are common causes. Don't let your symptoms linger too long before reaching out for help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of shin splints fast? And what's the medical term name for shin splints?

Unlikely: Shin splints are also called medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss) or tibial periostitis. Unfortunately, there really isn't a proven fast treatment - typically treatment consists of avoiding the aggravating activity and switching to alternate activities, as well as using ice and anti-inflammatory meds. Physical therapy and massage can help. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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 grow. ...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