How Are They Treated?
- Rest your body. It needs time to heal.
- Ice your shin to ease pain and swelling. Do it for 20-30 minutes every 3 to 4 hours for 2 to 3 days, or until the pain is gone.
- Use insoles or orthotics for your shoes.
- Take anti-inflammatory painkillers, if you need them.
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How long does it take for shin splints to heal?
After 2 to 4 weeks, if the pain is gone, you can start your usual activities. Increase your activity level slowly. If the pain returns, stop exercising right away. Know that shin splints can take 3 to 6 months to heal.5 Nov 2018
Can you still run with shin splints?
Keep in mind that shin splints are the same type of injury as a stress fracture, so if you feel like your shin injury is getting worse, you should not continue to run on it.
Why won’t my shin splints go away?
Shin Splints. Many new runners will experience shin splints as they start to run, but this pain should go away after their body gets used to the stresses of running after a few days. If the pain does not go away or becomes more constant or sharp, it is possible that shin splints can develop into a stress fracture.
How can I prevent shin splints?
Here’s an easy two-step plan to follow if you start experiencing shin splint symptoms:
- CUT BACK ON IMPACT EXERCISE.
- ICE THE SHINS.
- CONSIDER SWITCHING SHOES OR ADDING ORTHOTICS.
- READ MORE > WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR FEET WHEN BUYING RUNNING SHOES.
- BE AWARE OF YOUR STEP RATE.
- DEVELOP MORE LOWER LEG STRENGTH.
- Calf Raises.
- Toe Walks.
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