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Bilateral Shin Pain
Shin splints?: Are you a runner? Here's a link: https://www.google.com/search?q=shin+splints&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS593US594&oq=shin+splints&aqs=chrome..69i57.3111j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 ...Read more
I have severe bilateral shin pain. I have not started a new exercise routine but I am a registered nurse. Is this shin splints?
I have severe bilateral lower leg pain, it happens every night and feels very similar to growing pains.. I'm 21, can I still be having growing pains?
Not likely: I would encourage you to have an exam and appropriate radiologic studies. It would be highly unlikely that someone in their 20s would experience "growing pains"; in part because the vast majority of 20 year olds have completed their growth. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
I have bad lower back pain when i lie down, as well as constant bilateral lower leg pain. I'm 22 otherwise healthy. Any thought?
Lower Back Pain: Pain in the back and legs in a horizontal position that is not relieved by changing position except to be upright is a red flag. Concern is something blocking venous return of blood through batson's plexus. Especially concerning if radiating into legs. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 toes tip them so the sole of your foot faces outward. That motion should strengthen the muscle that is usually responsible for shin splints. In addition, balancing up on your tip toes is another good exercise to strengthen those muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chin pain: Condition that causes pain over the shin bone (the tibia.) it is the most common cause of “shin splints, ” which is the general term used to describe sports-related pain over that bone. It is usually due to overuse and occurs in athletes who participate in repetitive activities, especially running and jumping. Easy strech exercise before start the regular routine. ...Read more
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 the shins after a workout and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory like alleve or advil (ibuprofen) should help. To prevent further bouts, see a podiatrist. You may need an orthotic in your shoe to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
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 banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had shin pain for about a week but pain still there and radiates to my calf now any suggestions? No injury and not a athlete
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 that, i would be cautious and rule out a clot to your calf if you have pain to the calf on compression of the calf or if you dorsiflexed your foot (motion of moving the foot to the face) and have calf pain. ...Read more
Short leg: Depends on where the shin pain is, front, inside or outside leg. If only one leg and i assume on the inside of the leg, you may have a short leg. Your foot rolls in and that causes the muscle to work over time to stabilize you. Wearing heels raises the angle of your feet and puts the muscle in a different position so it doesn't have to work as hard. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer