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Student Athletes and Shin Splints: What You Need to Know

Acute shin splints that begin a few weeks into a sports season are often due to poor biomechanics caused by new sports shoes. We often see student athletes that develop shin splint pain after three to four weeks of a new season. Most often they will have just gotten new shoes for their sports and have never had a history of shin splints in the past. Close evaluation of their footwear reveals the shoe inducing a false…

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Recognizing Lymphedema

Lymphedema is when an area of your body swells due to a disturbance to your lymph system. This is common after lymph nodes are removed or when lymph nodes are scarred down and not functioning properly after surgery or radiation. Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a technique used to clear fluid from the limb and is performed by a physical therapist.

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