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When I walk or run after about 3-5 minutes my shins hurt. Are the braces the best thing to use for this?
Which one would help? And should I consult my physician about this? Thanks

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  1. You need to spend about 5-10 minutes before and 10 min. after you run doing calf, hamstring and foot stretches. To stretch the bottom of the foot, get a rolling pin or baseball and put firm but comfortable pressure with this on the bottom of your foot. A 1/4 in. heel lift in both shoes can also help. Start your run slowly and make sure the first mile or so is a level run. Running up or downhill make the calf/shin muscles work overtime. You may need to talk with an orthotist to make some shoe inserts. There is really no good brace for shin splints.

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