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Ask Well: Relief For Shinsplints

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What can done to treat and then prevent shinsplints?

Shinsplints are painfully familiar to many of us who run, dance or play team sports, although the medical name of the condition probably isn’t. Formally known as medial tibial stress syndrome, it’s an overuse injury, generally thought to be caused by painful irritation of the tissue connecting the muscles of the lower leg to the shinbone. Some emerging science suggests that cellular changes within the shinbone itself, in reaction to the stress and pounding of many sports, also are involved, although to what extent isn’t clear.

For some people, switching athletic shoes and adding cushioned insoles reduces the risk of developing shinsplints, says Dr. Sabrina Strickland, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, who often sees patients with the injury. Increasing mileage slowly and training primarily on grass or other relatively soft surfaces also may help, she says.

2012 Patients' Choice Doctor Recognition

Congratulations!  Dr. Longobardi has again been recognized as a Patients' Choice doctor.
In a letter from Erika Boyer, Vice President, Consumer Research dated December 7, 2012:

"The Patient's Choice honor is give to you as a reflection of your patients' continued appreciation and praise for the quality of care and service you provide.

Every month, more than 200,000 patients across the US provide online feedback about their doctor experiences.  The rate various components of the care they receive, such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, follow-up care, ease of appointment setting, and courtesy of office staff.  They also share their overall opinions.

Over the course of 2012, hundreds of thousands of patient reviews were written and shared.  While doctors generally receive positive feedback from their patients, only a select few consistently receive rave reviews.  Of those with the high praise, only doctors like yourself - with near perfect scores - have been voted by their patients for this honor.

In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active doctors, only 5 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2012.

You are, indeed, the Patient's Choice; a doctor so highly regarded by their patients that they feel the need to talk to others about the positive influence of your work.

Dr. Longobardi offers unique office services:

  • A Creative tracking system for patient examination
  • Quick, confidential access to one's medical history
  • Digital X-Rays at the time of examination
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