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Bilateral Shin Pain
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 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
I have shin pain at various points up and down my left shin, runner of about 18-21 miles a week, have taken a week off and feel slight shoots of pain?
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