Sunday, 29 November 2009

Reuce Swelling

One of the best methods for combating the pain of shin splints is to reduce swelling in the affected areas. If you can greatly reduce the swelling you will also greatly reduce the pain.

There are a couple of ways to do this, firstly is to head to your local pharmacy or chemist and get your hands on some over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines. These can either be taken orally or they can be rubbed directly onto the affected area.

Results of these methods vary and it is always best to consult your pharmacist before the correct products.

Another great way to help reduce swelling and probably one of the best is good old-fashioned ice.
All you need to do is get a bag of ice and let it rest on the inflamed shin areas for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. If you repeat this 2 to 3 times a day you will greatly reduce swelling rapidly and you will notice a very quick reduction in the amount of pain your experience.

Some people vary this method slightly and instead of using ice they leave a damp cloth in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This becomes very cold and again is excellent when allowed to rest on the shins and is directly.

Try this method out and you may be surprised how effective it is.



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