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How do I get rid of shin splints?

One of the more common issues experienced by runners of all experience levels is shin splints. This condition develops when the bone tissue, muscles, and tendons along the tibia (shin bone) are overworked from physical activity. This causes pain and tenderness, so many individuals wonder how they can get rid of shin splints.

Shin splint treatment can often be handled with at-home care, especially using conservative treatment options such as rest, ice, and pain relievers. Rest doesn’t have to be “complete inactivity” and can mean swapping out running for low-impact activities. Icing the affected area four to eight times a day for 15 to 20 minutes per session will help relieve pain and swelling. Be sure to contact our office for recommendations when it comes to over-the-counter pain relievers.

If you find that at-home tactics aren’t producing the results you hope to see, Richardson Podiatry Associates can help. Remember, we provide treatment for a wide range of lower limb issues, so give us a call at (972) 690-5374 to find out what we can do for you. If you’d prefer, simply schedule your appointment at our Richardson, TX office online today.