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Old 10-06-2008, 09:01 PM   #11
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Re: Shin Splints and Squatting

James,

If your stomach can tolerate it, take ibuprofen (Advil, etc.), as Tylenol is not an anti-inflammatory and will do nothing to assist you with the inflammation and swelling associated with shin splints.

And I definitely agree; exercises and stretching to strengthen and lengthen the muscles of the shins!
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:42 AM   #12
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Re: Shin Splints and Squatting

Stephen, I didn't take tylenol for the shins - I had a headache! That wasn't clear, I apologise. But I don't want anybody thinking that someone who is halfway through dental school doesn't know the difference between an anti-inflammatory and paracetamol!
Great advice everybody, I'm stretching, icing, laying off the running (and squatting deep and heavy if I'm honest) as prescribed
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Re: Shin Splints and Squatting

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Stephen, I didn't take tylenol for the shins - I had a headache! That wasn't clear, I apologise. But I don't want anybody thinking that someone who is halfway through dental school doesn't know the difference between an anti-inflammatory and paracetamol!
Great advice everybody, I'm stretching, icing, laying off the running (and squatting deep and heavy if I'm honest) as prescribed
James,

I apologize if it seems I was a bit patronizing - - I didn't know you had a medical background. That's awesome!
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:21 PM   #14
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Re: Shin Splints and Squatting

Hate to stick my nose in but be careful if they are stress fractures and you don't let them heal -you can do serious damage

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00112
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