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10 Home Remedies For Shin Splints

By Neha

Shin splints is a term which is used for the pain that occurs in the front part of your lower leg. It is one of the most common exercise-related problems that causes severe pain in your shin bone - the large bone in your lower leg.

Shin splints occurs often as a result of overworked muscles, tendons and bone tissues of your shin bone. It is caused due to stress fracture, improper training, using worn-out shoes, flat-foot syndrome, and increased intensity of exercising.


The most common symptoms of shin splints are lower leg pain, muscle pain, weak and numb feet, swelling in the lower leg, among others. If you are suffering from unbearable pain, there are simple home remedies that can help you get rid of this condition.

Read on to know the 10 best natural home remedies for shin splints.

1. Cherry Juice

Cherries contain compounds called anthocyanins that exhibit antioxidant properties, which makes it one of the best home remedies for treating shin splints.

  • Drink a glass of cherry juice before an intense workout session.


2. Essential Oil

The essential oil offers calming effects and helps your muscles relax when you bathe in it.

  • Add 2 teaspoons of essential oil to the hot tub.
  • Soak yourself and relax for 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Ginger Root

Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the inflammation and swelling caused by shin splints.

  • Take pieces of ginger and soak it in a bowl of hot water.
  • Apply this ginger compress directly to the affected area for 20 minutes.

4. Vitamin D

Vitamin D foods will make your bones strong and healthy. It reduces swelling and inflammation from injuries.

Story first published: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 18:00 [IST]
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