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There is a new article titled "Shin splints treatment - how to permanently cure your shin splunts and get back to your loved sport" - I thought it could be helpful to someone...
What do you think?
Three observations -- (1) RICE is right for the day of injury. (2) Current medical research on static stretching doesn't support static stretches as a treatment (that said, I incorporate post workout static stretches into my day). (3) While NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofin, etc.) are associated with some negative effects, what are the pharmacological properties and contraindications of the herbs mentioned in the article? Have the herbs been studied like the NSAIDs? If not, you're taking a real gamble by taking what are largely unstudied and unregulated herbs because they are "natural".
"Victory through attrition!"
Charleston Half-Marathon 1/15/2011 -- 1:52:03
The Scream! Half-Marathon 7/16/2011 -- 1:56:00
I think that a far better strategy is to figure out why you're getting shin splints in the first place an work on fixing that. But yes, ice, stretches and anti-inflammatoris seem to be great temporary band-aides.
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I agree...it's always wise to discover the reasons for any condition...shin splints can be the result of many reasons, most common ones are listed here...