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Injury Screening & Clinic: Shin Splints
May 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
We invite you to PR Leesburg on Saturday, May 12th at 9:00 AM for an injury screening and clinic with Dr. Monique Rolle of Lansdowne Podiatry. Dr. Rolle will be discussing why shin splints occur and how they can be treated. After the clinic, Dr. Rolle will be available for injury screenings afterwards from 10am-12pm should you have any questions on any aches and pains you may be experiencing. We hope you’ll join us!
A little about shin splints…
Shin splints, a common condition, happen when the muscles or tendons surrounding the leg bone become inflamed, irritated, and painful, which can result from overuse, a collapsing arch, stress fractures in the lower leg bones, or imbalance between opposite leg muscle groups. They frequently occur in runners and dancers.
Shin splints can be treated with rest, ice, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications (ask your doctor first).
Shin splints can be prevented by properly stretching prior to and after exercise, sports, or activity. Corrective shoes or corrective orthotics can also be used to prevent shin splints.