Treatment with this type of shin splint is to stop running altogether and engage in other types of exercise. Changing your running shoes to one with a rigid heel can help. Also, getting special orthotics for the feet are recommended. These Arch supports for your shoes can be custom-made or bought off the shelf – they can help with flat feet.
Strengthening exercises is something else we recommend. Some people may even need surgery to repair the torn tendon.
- Toe Raises: Stand up and slowly rise up on your toes- Do this 10 times. Once you are a pro, hold onto weights and do the same thing. Do 2 sets of 10.
- Outward Rolls: While standing up, roll your ankle out so that the inner part of the sole is off of the floor. Slowly lower the sole back onto the floor. Do 3 sets of 10.
Just like we said in a previous section of this shin splint series, ice helps. Other treatments that help with shin splints is cold therapy. Icing the area can decrease pain and swelling. Do it for 20-30 minutes every three to four hours for two to three days, or until the pain is gone
Check out our Shin Splints Series:
- Part I: Anterolateral Shin Splints
- Part II: Treatment for Anterolateral Shin Splints
- Part III: Posterolateral Shin Splints
Source: The Merck Manual of Medical Info
The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call our chiropractic office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression
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