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Shin splints” is a term to describe pain and swelling in the front of the lower legs. The pain usually appears after and is aggravated by repetitive activities such as running or walking. Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn out or improper shoes/sneakers, as well as running or walking on uneven surfaces. The inflammation in the shin results from the repeated pull of a muscle in the leg from the shin bone (tibia).

This condition usually occurs bilaterally (both legs) and can be alleviated by rest, use of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, icing, a change in training habits, stretching exercises, and properly fitted shoes. A foot and ankle surgeon can treat the condition, recommend proper shoe gear, and evaluate whether orthotics are needed. If not treated, shin splints may eventually result in a stress fracture of the shin bone.

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Great Neck, NY ​in the Hillpark building on S. Middle Neck Road between Hillpark Ave and Schenck Ave, across the street from Tower Ford. The office entrance is located to the right of the main lobby entrance.

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Our Regular Schedule

Dr. Scott Gawlik

Monday:

8:30 am-11:45 am

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 pm-12:00 pm

Every other Saturday

Sunday:

Closed

Dr. Michael Pliskin

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Dr. Ammar Al Rubaiay

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Thursday:

9:15 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Every other Saturday

Sunday:

Closed