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Appropriate shoe orthotics. For example, arch supports may be worn.
Posterior leg stretching
Gastroc Stretch. Keep involved leg back with the knee straight and heel on the floor. Slowly bend the front knee and lean into the wall until a stretch is felt in the calf of the back leg. Hold for 20 seconds and repeat 5 times.
Soleus Stretch. Similar to the gastroc stretch, however, keep both knees bent and heels on the floor. Lean into the wall until a stretch is felt in the lower calf. Hold for 20 seconds and repeat 5 times.
Anterior leg stretching
Anterior Tibialis Stretch. In a or sitting position, cross the involved leg over the uninvolved leg. Pull the toes in a direction that will gently stretch the tissue on the top of the. Hold 20 seconds and repeat 5 times.
Anterior leg strengthening
Toe Taps Sit in a chair with arms resting on thighs. Begin to tap toes by lifting up foot except for the heel and returning it to the floor as fast as possible. You should start to feel the muscles in the front of the ankle working. Continue tapping for 20 seconds and repeat 5 times.
Limited running on treadmill or track surface at low speed, distance, and level plane
Patient education: learn to recognize symptoms of shin splints in order to prevent reoccurrence and be able to administer self-treatment to the area when symptoms return.
Return to sports
Continue with stretch and strengthening of leg and ankle muscles.
Sports Injury Clinic. (2008). Shin splints treatment and rehabilitation. 28 July 2008 (Online). Available at: http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/lowerleg/shinsplints/rehabilitation.php
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