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I have started jogging regularly and have developed pains in the front of my lower leg which my doctor says are shin splints. He has advised me to rest. Is there anything else I can do?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

I used to get shin splints all the time when i ran.
I found that the most helpful stretch was for the achilles tendons prior to running. Basically, go to some stairs that have railings on both sides. Place one foot on a step with the heel hanging off the step and let it drop down while holding on with your arms on the railings. This will stretch the achilles. There are other achilles stretches too.

In brief: Yes

I used to get shin splints all the time when i ran.
I found that the most helpful stretch was for the achilles tendons prior to running. Basically, go to some stairs that have railings on both sides. Place one foot on a step with the heel hanging off the step and let it drop down while holding on with your arms on the railings. This will stretch the achilles. There are other achilles stretches too.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Linda Whitby
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Body talk !

Tibia talk is hard to ignore.
Pain hurts. Wise to listen to prevent further injury. Stretching and warm ups are essential - know you foot type? Often an arch support can be helpful. Remember r.I.C.E. (resticecompressionelevate) + professional consult can reduce.

In brief: Body talk !

Tibia talk is hard to ignore.
Pain hurts. Wise to listen to prevent further injury. Stretching and warm ups are essential - know you foot type? Often an arch support can be helpful. Remember r.I.C.E. (resticecompressionelevate) + professional consult can reduce.
Dr. Linda Whitby
Dr. Linda Whitby
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A few things

Like drs. Rosenfeld and whitby sasid, stretching and rice are helpful.
You might also find that light compression stockings are of benefit too.

In brief: A few things

Like drs. Rosenfeld and whitby sasid, stretching and rice are helpful.
You might also find that light compression stockings are of benefit too.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: I often recommend

And have had good success with orthotics for my patient population with shin splints.
If you have an average arch type, over the counter devices like spenco should suffice.

In brief: I often recommend

And have had good success with orthotics for my patient population with shin splints.
If you have an average arch type, over the counter devices like spenco should suffice.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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