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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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please proceed with your health query
User :   i was practicing footwork for badminton
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User :   then all of a sudden i had pain on the medial side of my shin
User :   it hurts when i am pushing forward or running
User :   could this be shin splints?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
yes it could be related to shin splints
Doctor :   Although the term shin splints is often used to describe a variety of lower leg problems, it actually refers specifically to a condition called Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS).
Doctor :   While there are many causes of shin splints, they can all be categorized into two main groups. Overload (or training errors), and Biomechanical Inefficiencies.
User :   well i have a tournement in 2 days. what would be the best thing to do?
Doctor :   The basic treatment for shin splints is no different to most other soft tissue injuries. Immediately following the onset of any shin pain, the R.I.C.E.R. regime
Doctor :   This involves Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, and Referral to an appropriate professional
Doctor :   that is an sports medicine doctor
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or orthopedician
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to reduce the pain and inflammation
Doctor :  
take OTC meds like Tylenol or Motrin one tablet two times a day after food
Doctor :  
if the injury is severe you might need physiotherapy too

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