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How can I help my shin splints?

You can do certain things for shin splints pain relief. You may need to decrease your activity and ice the uncomfortable areas for roughly 15 minutes at a time, multiple times a day. Stretch your Achilles and your shin muscles several times daily as well. You may need to change your shoes, too. Worn out or poorly fitted shoes may contribute to your pain instead of supporting your feet. Also if your feet tend to roll into the ground more than it should, then this may have to addressed with proper custom orthotics for long term pain relief.


If you’re struggling with persistent shin splints, stop your activities altogether and have your feet and ankles examined to determine what exactly is contributing to your condition. Don’t try to run through the pain and risk a more serious injury. Request an appointment with Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. for an appointment. Call either of our two office locations—(203) 876-7736 for our Milford office, or (203) 288-4055 for our Hamden location—or use our online request form to reach us.

Dr. Sanjay V. Patel
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Dr. Patel has over 30 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.