New Resource on Shin Splints Now Online at Shinsplintssymptoms.org
A new website has been released to offer advice on the identification, treatment and prevention of shin splints. The site details the full range of treatment options which should form part of any shin splints rehabilitation program to ensure that once suffered the problem does not return
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August 24, 2011 (FPRC) -- Shin splints can be the bane of a runners life, as once the painful shin condition strikes it can take serious rehabilitation to resolve, with treatments and the recovery period sometimes longer than that for a broken bone. In most cases, with rapid treatment, the problem can be resolved in a few weeks although more serious conditions, especially with runners who ignore the pain and continue with an exercise regime, the recovery period can be considerably increased.
It is with this in mind that a new website has been created to offer information on shin splints symptoms to enable a rapid home diagnosis to be made, and to suggest the immediate treatment methods which should be adopted to ensure a rapid recovery.
“There is a common belief that many muscle strains and leg problems can be run off, with the pain abating as runners push through the pain and finish their training session. In the case of shin splints this is certainly the case, but exercise should be stopped immediately and primary treatment taken” says Shinsplintssymptoms.org creator Steven Widmore.
Pushing through the pain invariably leads to a worsening of the condition, and can greatly increase the time spent away from high impact exercise. The new website details the RICE treatment method which should be employed initially to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation of the affected tibial tendons, together with more comprehensive treatments which should form part of any shin splints rehabilitation program.
“Most runners, joggers and training sportsmen will be aware of the benefits of rest, ice, compression and elevation for this type of muscle injury; however this is only the primary treatment method. Rehabilitation also requires strengthening and stretching exercises, physical therapy and sometimes a wide range of treatment methods to be employed” says Widmore.
The new website covers the basics well, but also goes into considerable detail on the wide range of treatment methods as used by top sports therapists, as well as techniques such as acupuncture and ultrasound which have proved to be beneficial with some sufferers of the condition.
The problem with conditions such as shin splints is that once the painful condition has struck once, the chances of another painful attack become far more likely. The affected tendons can become weakened, but the main problem facing sufferers is to find out the root cause of the problem, be that footwear, gait irregularities, tendon weakness or choice of footwear.
“Only when the root cause is identified and treated can sufferers of this painful condition take adequate steps to prevent its recurrence. I wanted to offer help in identifying the root causes to prevent future attacks, hence the creation of the website” offers Widmore.
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