Shin Splints

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Shin Splints

  1. 1. Shin Splints By: Rogelia Garcia
  2. 2. What are shin splints <ul><li>A shin splint is a result from fatigue and or trauma to the muscles, tendons where they attach themselves to the tibia. </li></ul><ul><li>In an effort to keep the foot ankle and lower leg stable the muscles exert a great force on the tibia. This excessive force can result in the tendons being partially torn away from the bone. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who is more effected by shin splints <ul><li>Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Runners </li></ul><ul><li>Dancers </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressive walkers </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to avoid Shin splints <ul><li>Buy good quality running shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful about increasing exercising workouts </li></ul><ul><li>Take a day or two of rest </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the camber on streets </li></ul><ul><li>Warm up before exercising </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your running form </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to your body </li></ul>
  5. 5. Overload causes include <ul><li>Exercising on hard surfaces, like concrete </li></ul><ul><li>Exercising on uneven ground </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning an exercise program after a long lay-off period </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing exercise intensity or duration too quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Exercising in worn out or ill fitting shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive uphill or down hill running </li></ul>
  6. 6. Treatments for shin splints <ul><li>rest </li></ul><ul><li>Icing the shin </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-flammatory painkillers </li></ul><ul><li>Arch supports for your shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Range of motion exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Neoprene sleeve </li></ul><ul><li>Compression </li></ul><ul><li>Elevation </li></ul>

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