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From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

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Shin Splints


"Shin splints" is an umbrella term for a variety of lower leg injuries that include muscle tears, hairline fractures and periostitis (inflammation of the periosteum) usually caused by overuse or a misalignment of the muscles. Pain can be anywhere from mild to severe and may get worse if the activity causing the shin splints is repeated.


As long as the problem is not too severe, gentle massage may be administered to the area. If there is extreme pain, redness or swelling massage may make the condition worse.

Can be alleviated by:

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