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Is there a cure for shin splints?
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Shin splints are a common "overuse" injury.
Shin splints typically occur by increasing activity too rapidly. When you begin a new activity such as running, start slow, and increase your mileage gradually. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medicine and stretching can help. If your pain does not go away, you should see a physician to make sure that you do not have a stress fracture.

In brief: Yes
Shin splints are a common "overuse" injury.
Shin splints typically occur by increasing activity too rapidly. When you begin a new activity such as running, start slow, and increase your mileage gradually. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medicine and stretching can help. If your pain does not go away, you should see a physician to make sure that you do not have a stress fracture.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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