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Alternative Treatments for Shin splints

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Shin splints:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Shin splints may include:

  • Ruta graveolens
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • Shin massage
  • Visualization therapy
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Foot flex
  • Leg stretch
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. aspirin or ibuprofen)
  • Arch support
  • Iced tofu drenched in vinegar-topical
  • Elevate the leg
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Yun Nan Bai Yao Chinese herb
  • Gingko biloba
  • Pineapple blended with fresh ginger
  • Lavender foot soak
  • Cramp bark
  • High-protein snack
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Mustard, watered down-by mouth
  • Tonic water (with quinine)
  • Himalayan crystal salt
  • Real Willard Water (antioxidant)
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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