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Shin Splints | How To Get Rid Of Shin Splints With Treatment Stretches Exercises

Pharmacist Abraham, discusses Shin Splints. How To Get Rid Of Shin Splints. Shin Splints Treatment, Stretches, Exercises, Symptoms, Causes and Lots More.

In this weeks video we’re looking at How To Get Rid Of Shin Splints With Treatment Stretches Exercises. This video consists of the current information on home remedies and treatments you can try to Get Rid Of Shin Splints.


00:00​​ Shin Splints | How To Get Rid Of Shin Splints With Treatment Stretches Exercises

00:23 Shin Splints Symptoms and Causes

01:39 How To Get Rid Of Shin Splints With Treatment Stretches Exercises

07:50 My Shin Splints Stretches

08:55 When To Seek Medical Advice For Shin Splints

10:21 Conclusion - Shin Splints | How To Get Rid Of Shin Splints With Treatment Stretches Exercises


Shin splints are a painful, tender feeling you get at the front of your lower leg where you have a big bone called your Tibia. Your bones, muscles, joints and tendons are normally really good shock absorbers. But when we do high impact activities like jumping, running or dancing they need more time to recover!

So When your body is struggling to recover from high impact activities, your body will let you know by sending pain signals to the affected area! Remember, if you haven’t been active for a while and you suddenly get back into your old routine, it might be too much too soon for your body.

More often than not, This is an all too common cause of shin splints which is easily preventable by taking a slower and steadier approach. Now, let’s have a look at what you can do to recover from shin splints.


Please do follow the advice and stretched explained in the video. Here are some additional advice.


• Take paracetamol or ibuprofen to ease the pain - Always check with your Pharmacist or other Healthcare Professional to help you decide which one is best and safest for you, in addition always read the information leaflet that comes with any medication

• Put an ice pack (or bag of frozen vegetables) in a towel on your shin for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours

• Switch to gentle exercise such as yoga or swimming while healing

• Exercise on soft ground, if you can, when you're feeling better

• Warm up before exercise and stretch after exercise

• Make sure your trainers or shoes support your feet properly


• Do not continue doing the exercise that caused your shin splints

• Do not rush back into exercise at the level you were at – build your exercise routine back up slowly


If you feel like your shin splints are not getting any better after 1 or 2 weeks then you should see a Healthcare Professional. Don’t leave it too long as you could be setting yourself up for permanent damage to your shins.

Any bruising or severe swelling that won’t go away definitely needs to be checked out by a healthcare professional.

Any kind of shooting pains or sharp sudden pain could mean you have a more serious injury rather than just shin splints and needs to be checked out by a healthcare professional.

And lastly, pain that isn’t going away even with painkillers or red swollen skin could be other signs that you need to see a Healthcare Professional.

Remember even if you feel like you’ve left it too long to see a Healthcare Professional, remember they are always there to help! Even if it has been a few months, it’s never too late!

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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.



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