Health Tip: Rest to Help Heal Shin Splints03/23/11
(HealthDay News) -- The searing pain of shin splints is an
injury some runners know all too well. Shin splints occur when the
muscles, tendons or bone tissue become inflamed from overuse.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these
suggests to help shin splints heal:
- Rest for a few weeks, and avoid the activity that triggered the
- Take an anti-inflammatory medication.
- Gently stretch the muscles in and around the shins.
- Ice the shins to ease pain and inflammation.
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