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Condition: Shin Splints
Medical Name: Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
What is it: Pain located in the lower inner calf, usually with exercise (most commonly running). The tendons and muscles become inflamed, causing pain during running. High mileage runners and/or fast paced running increases the risk of this condition occurring.
Typical Tx: Orthotics, strengthening, stretching, ice/heat, muscle stimulation and ultrasound.
How we treat it: Many factors can contribute to the development of this condition since one main cause has not been found. Ruling out muscle weakness or tightness, decreased bone density, hormonal imbalances, altered biomechanics, running on asphalt or canted roads have all been indicated to potentially play a part in the development of this condition. Excess motion of the hip is one of the common factors for this condition occurring. Strengthening of the hip along with calf and foot is necessary for resolution of this condition.
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