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What's the quickest way to recover from joint pain and shin splints from basketball games.?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Avoid the activity

When shin splints occur, it is important to avoid the activity to allow them to heal.
Then warm up, stretch and start gradually with activity. I pain recurs, be checked out for stress fractures.

In brief: Avoid the activity

When shin splints occur, it is important to avoid the activity to allow them to heal.
Then warm up, stretch and start gradually with activity. I pain recurs, be checked out for stress fractures.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Stephen Lorino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Mainly rest

Ice to affected areas, advil or aleve, (naproxen) and initially rest.
Typically gets better with regular activity though. Good luck.

In brief: Mainly rest

Ice to affected areas, advil or aleve, (naproxen) and initially rest.
Typically gets better with regular activity though. Good luck.
Dr. Stephen Lorino
Dr. Stephen Lorino
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