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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 shin pain. I have not started a new exercise routine but I am a registered nurse. Is this shin splints?

Maybe: Shin splints are a definite possibility. Most nurses that i know spend a tremendous amount of time on their feet. Other consideration includes stress fracture. This would typically be more point tenderness. Compression socks, arch supports and a good stretching routine can help shin splints. There are also topical anti-inflammatories in addition to icing. Pain persists- see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more


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Im having shin pain while jogging?

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 the integrity of the bone and avert a more serious fracture of the bone. ...Read more

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Side of shin pain when lying down?

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 be shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, stress fracture, etc. ...Read more

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Shin pain and exercising, how to relieve?

Shin pain and exercising, how to relieve?

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 more

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What are some probable causes of upper shin pain?

Overuse: The most common cause of bilateral shin pain is overuse. This occurs either from a to quick progression of activity or excessive activity. ...Read more

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What is causing shin pain and what can I do about it?

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

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What is causing sharp shin pain and what can I do for it?

What is causing sharp shin pain and what can I do for it?

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

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Can venostasis cause shin pain?

Venostasis: Yes, essentially anything that causes swelling on the surrounding sensory nerves can cause pain. ...Read more

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How do I prevent shin pain when jogging?

How do I prevent shin pain when jogging?

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. ...Read more

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What should I do about the piercing shin pain?

What should I do about the piercing shin pain?

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 possibly an MRI if very concerned about a stress fracture. ...Read more