Shockwave for Shin Splints

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  • Anonymous Shin Splints

    • Age n/a
    • 5' 7"
    28
    Jul2017
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Orthotics, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Shockwave

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  • 29
    Dec2015
    • Injury Status Cured

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Shockwave
      Almost Cured
      Compression
      Improved
      Ice

    I had problems with my shins when i played Handball 5-8 times a week, it was mainly a problem with getting over-trained and not getting enough rest (went to a sports-highschool and had 4 practices a week on both school and with my team)

    After beeing un able to play for a while i bought a icepack which i could throw in the microwave and heat up after i applied it to my shin's after practice. It helped the pain not affect me so much on the evenings and the next day, but was a temporary solution.

    What made me able to play more again was "compression legs" (English is not my first language), they ar basically like those tights but only the leg part since i felt the complete ones restricted my movement a bit. Those made me get through the workouts without pain but could lead to some pain after a practice e.g.

    My father got recommended by someone at work that id try a "pressure wave" treatment. I got it done at a Chiropractor office and my father paid for it (was a bit pricy i remember) but really efficient. What they do is basically have a machine that punches on the shins and are able to loosen up the built up tension and makes the muscels looser and more comterable. I do have to say that it hurts like a bitch and you get temporarly marks, but i would reccomend it if you want to get rid of it :)!


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