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Can Botox Be Used for Shin Splints?

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Shin splints and Botox

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I cannot see this being a good idea, not to mention the cost would be outrageous! Ice, compress, and rest is what I'd recommend. 


Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Botox and shin splints

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Treating shin splints with cosmetic Botox isn't practiced in our facility-and isn't something I've read or ever heard of. Rest is what I would recommend. 

Sam Naficy, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 138 reviews

Shin splints and Botox

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There is no scientific articles that suggests that Botox can be used for shin splints. i suspect it would be prohibitively expensive and not necessary. Leg rest and orthotics and RARELY surgery helps

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo General Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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