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Is heat good for shin splints?

Asked 3 years ago

Should I apply something like a hot water bottle to my legs if I have shin splints? Can the heat help with the pain?


Tuesday, November 02, 2021

No! Hot water bottle is not a good idea. Heat can make inflammation worse. Ice and cold therapy are recommended. Icing your shins multiple times in a day may help to reduce inflammation and pain. Follow the RICE method with stretching everyday and shin splints pain will go away.

Rabinder Kumar, PT

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