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Can I run with shin splints?

Shin splintsAlthough there might possibly be some cases where a restricted running regimen is all right, we highly recommend for you to stop running when suffering from shin splints. The muscles, tendons and bone tissue that has been stressed and injured through overwork needs time to recover, and continuing the activities that likely led to this stress has a real danger of making things progressively worse.

Running should only be resumed upon the advice of an expert. In the meantime, there are other exercises that can keep one busy and fit while taking stress off healing areas. Swimming, biking and other low-impact exercises are recommended. If you need help knowing when to get back on track and how to best keep your performance up in the meantime, give the experts at Martin Foot and Ankle a call. Reach our offices in York, Hanover, Lancaster and Lititz, PA by calling (717) 757-3537.

Dr. Michael B. Younes
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