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Shin Splints and Dorsal Foot

With Releasology, this can be relieved, released and healed, in no more than 3 treatments. Learn how!

How are shin splints "normally" treated, by allopathic medicine?


In many cases you can use home treatment to help relieve pain and swelling from shin splints.

  • Rest is often the best treatment for shin splints. This doesn't mean that you have to stop exercising. The idea is that you can exercise as long as it isn't painful. You may need to avoid high-impact activities like running until you feel better, or at least cut back on how often and how long you run. As you recover, it may help if you:

    • Choose low-impact activities such as swimming or cycling instead of, or in combination with, running.

    • Run or exercise only on soft surfaces, such as dirt or grass.

    • Run on level ground and avoid hills.

    • Reduce your speed and distance when you run.

  • Ice helps to reduce pain and swelling. Apply the ice or cold pack for 10 to 20 minutes, 3 or more times a day.

  • Elevate your lower leg on pillows while you apply ice and anytime you sit or lie down. Try to keep your lower leg at or above the level of your heart to help minimize swelling.

  • Stretching exercises, such as those that stretch the calf, may also help.

  • Get a new pair of shoes. Pick shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. Or try shoe inserts (orthotics). Use them in both shoes, even if only one leg hurts.


Ask your doctor if you can take over-the-counter medicine. For example, ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) or naproxen (such as Aleve) can help relieve pain and swelling. Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) helps with pain. Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.


Ask your doctor if strengthening and range-of-motion exercises are right for you.

- Best on-line advice from Kaiser Permanente. Meaning, it's probably not going to get better without Releasology. See how fast you can completely release shin splints by the end of this course..

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