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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Shin splints: One likely cause would be shin splints- if you are walking or running for exercise you need to do adaequte stretching before and after activity. Icing ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
33 years experience Podiatry
Resistance condition: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You may have shin splints (ice shins and stop jogging till healed) but you could also have a stress fracture which needs medical attention to preserve ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Venostasis: Yes, essentially anything that causes swelling on the surrounding sensory nerves can cause pain.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Cushioned shoes: My best recommendation would be to use well cushioned running shoes, warm up and stretch also warm down and use ice after exercises.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Ortho exam: If the pain is sharp i would be concerned about a stress fracture and not just tendonitis or shin splints. I would get an exam, and xrays, and possib ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated ban ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
It could be: That you had shin splints which do not require an injury to have and then when you were compensating for the pain over used calf muscles. Having said ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Shin splints/stress: Most likely shin splints but a stress fracture has to be considered. Consider a longer period of rest. Elliptical, bike, pool run, etc. In the interim ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Probably: Shin splints occur when the outside edge of the bone, the periosteum, gets inflamed often with repetitive activity like running. They also can include ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Inside or out?: Depending on location, it could be an impingement of the common peroneal nerve if you're lying down on the outside of your leg. On the inside, could ... Read More

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