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How do I cure shin splint?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Several Options...

"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 can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com).

In brief: Several Options...

"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 can then help with 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. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Wrap tight

Shin splints hurt, but are self-limiting.
Use an ace bandage and wrap it up tight, that should help. As to activity, let pain be your guide, if it hurts, go easy, otherwise it will get better over time. It is not a scary medical condition.

In brief: Wrap tight

Shin splints hurt, but are self-limiting.
Use an ace bandage and wrap it up tight, that should help. As to activity, let pain be your guide, if it hurts, go easy, otherwise it will get better over time. It is not a scary medical condition.
Dr. David Schleimer
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