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What can I do to prevent shin splints when running?

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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Mechanical eval

Shin splints develop when the stresses on the tibia are greater than the body can accommodate.
There are multiple contributing factors. Wearing appropriate shoes, stretching your calves, having good core strength, and slowly increasing training (instead of making abrupt changes) can all be preventative. A sports doc or pt can evaluate your mechanics.

In brief: Mechanical eval

Shin splints develop when the stresses on the tibia are greater than the body can accommodate.
There are multiple contributing factors. Wearing appropriate shoes, stretching your calves, having good core strength, and slowly increasing training (instead of making abrupt changes) can all be preventative. A sports doc or pt can evaluate your mechanics.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Dr. Lauren Elson
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stretch

I would recommend a program with stretchng and shoes that give good arch support and are appropriate for the sports activity.
Dont try to increase the level of activity too quickly to avoid inflammation along the tibia such as shinsplints ice massage can help prevent it from getting worse.

In brief: Stretch

I would recommend a program with stretchng and shoes that give good arch support and are appropriate for the sports activity.
Dont try to increase the level of activity too quickly to avoid inflammation along the tibia such as shinsplints ice massage can help prevent it from getting worse.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Thank
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