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Help for shin splints - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hey
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   shin splints. no access to ice. have to keep running. what can I do (in my dorm room) to help?
Doctor :  
i willl need to ask few more questions. can i proceed?
User :   you there?
User :   yeah
User :   ?
Doctor :  
Yes, as I am chatting with some patients simultaneously. Please bear with us for a reply
User :   except I only have 5 minutes
Doctor :   do you nned to exercise on hard suface?
Doctor :  
or uneven ground?
User :   I run on a track
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
do u use good fitting shoes?
User :   its just shin splints. I'm just looking for practical ways to help
User :   yeah. I went to runners forum and they fitted me for some
Doctor :  
is uphill or downhill running?
User :   on a track
Doctor :  
do you have tight leg muscles?

Doctor :  
or do you bend forward when running?
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