5 doctors weighed in:
What is the best way to treat shin splints?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Less impact activity
Shin splints (tibial stress reaction or stress fracture) result from overuse.
This can be with regards to varibles of excessive running intensity, excessive mileage or duration. The first line treatment is to limit the most likely causative variable, allow more rest, ice, and nsaids, nd evn iimaging is indicated when symptoms fail to resolve within a week or so of implementing controls on activity.

In brief: Less impact activity
Shin splints (tibial stress reaction or stress fracture) result from overuse.
This can be with regards to varibles of excessive running intensity, excessive mileage or duration. The first line treatment is to limit the most likely causative variable, allow more rest, ice, and nsaids, nd evn iimaging is indicated when symptoms fail to resolve within a week or so of implementing controls on activity.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Thank
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rest!
Shin splints are an overuse injury.
..Rest as much as possible and use Ibuprofen as needed, if pain persists, see your doctor, .

In brief: Rest!
Shin splints are an overuse injury.
..Rest as much as possible and use Ibuprofen as needed, if pain persists, see your doctor, .
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
Thank
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine
In brief: Rest, Ibuprofen, ice
Initial treatment of medications and ice to relieve pain; stretching and strengthening exercises of the foot, ankle, and leg; rest; and modification of the activity that initially caused the problem. These can all be carried out at home for acute cases, although referral to a physical therapist or athletic trainer for further evaluation and treatment may be recommended.

In brief: Rest, Ibuprofen, ice
Initial treatment of medications and ice to relieve pain; stretching and strengthening exercises of the foot, ankle, and leg; rest; and modification of the activity that initially caused the problem. These can all be carried out at home for acute cases, although referral to a physical therapist or athletic trainer for further evaluation and treatment may be recommended.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Dr. Michael Dansie
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
490K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors