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Question: Shin Splints?


 sorras - Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:01 am

I've recently started doing some light jogging 2 days a week and have been fine until day 3. I've come to the conclusion that I may have shin splints. I have tenderness when I touch the inside of my shin and when I walk it tends to ache and is quite painful. I have noticed though that if I press firmly enough I also have fluid retention. Should I go and get a check up?
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:54 pm

User avatar Hello,
This is probably shin splints.
Ice, rest, and compression and NSAIDs are primary treatments.
Also, focus on strengthening and stretching lower extremities.
There are some braces on the market specifically for shin splints.

Take care.

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