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Posted by: Mari | 2008/07/28

Shin bones

What are shin splints,is there any remedy available and you get them without doing any jogging?

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Dear Mari
Shin splints are basically inflammation of the tendons below the knee and usually the result of overuse exercise or where there was a sudden increase in activity. Usually there is some form of physical activity involved.
Anti-inflammatory drugs can relieve the pain. You also need to rest the leg for a short while and be relatively pain free when starting exercise again. Stretching exercises twice a day are also recommended and you also need good footwear.

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