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What are the symptoms of Shin Splints?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 01, 2014
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  • To prevent shin splints your shoes must always be supporting.
  • The exercise sessions must always be preceded by a warm up session.
  • The workout must be stopped as soon as there is a pain in shins.
  • Give your aching muscles some time and rest to heal.

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Do you feel pain in the shins each time you come back from a running session? Don’t ignore the pain because it could be a symptom of shin splints. Shin splints are caused due to the following reasons:

  • Irritate and swollen muscles usually caused due to rigorous use.
  • Stress fractures, the breaks in the lower leg bones.
  • Flat feet, which is caused when the impact of a step makes the foot’s arch collapse.

Shin Splints Symptoms

 

Symptoms of Shin Splints

People suffering from shin splints can experience the following symptoms:

  • Slightly aching front portion of the lower leg
  • Pain during exercise sessions.
  • A constant pain.
  • Pain in either sides of shinbone.
  • Aching muscles.
  • Pain in the inner part of lower leg.

Shin Splints Symptoms

 

Treatment for Shin Splits

Shin splints usually cure on their own and if you see a health care provider, you may have to undergo a medical exam. X-ray examination may be needed to look for fractures. Apart from these, you can always rely on the following tips to cure shin splints.

  • Take rest and give shin splints to heal.
  • Put some ice on your shin and let the swelling ease. Repeat it every 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours for 2-3 days.
  • Take anti-inflammatory pain killers to reduce the pain.
  • Put some arch support for your shoes.

As soon as your shin splints are cures you will discover by the flexible movement of your injured leg.

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Read more on Shin Splints Signs and Symptoms.

 

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