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Shin Splints

Treatment tips

(HealthDayNews) -- Shin splints, aching on either side of the shinbone, are caused by weight-bearing exercises, such as jumping, running, and dancing. They usually occur over a period of time, with a gradual increase in pain.

To relieve pain and hasten recovery, the University of Illinois McKinley Health Center suggests you:

  • Lay off all high impact exercise.
  • Ice your leg two or three times a day.
  • To reduce inflammation, take an anti-inflammatory drug three times a day for one to two weeks.
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