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What is the best way to heal my shin splints?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Mark Galland
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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