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Do Calf Sleeves Help With Shin Splints
CAN NOT ANSWER THIS: Call your md and ask them. Question is for md not dentist. ...Read more
Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, but can present in the back. Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more
Ice, rest, stretch:
Usually this problem is secondary to running on a hard
surface or repetitive activity. Treatment is ice massage, nsaids,
rest and stretching. Also your running shoes lose their
cushioning function before they wear out visually. So if you
run on a regular basis, replace your shoes every 6-8 months. ...Read more
Had some pain in my shin after a workout few days ago. Now the pain is gone but have a slight swelling in my calf. Is this shin splints or clot?
DVT/Clot: If you are even slightly concerned about a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) get to an emergency room, cardiologist or Podiatrist IMMEDIATELY. This is a life-threatening problem and must be dealt with immediately. Signs of DVT are swelling (usually only one leg), pain, redness. If you squeeze the calf and it hurts badly, get to a doctor ...Read more
Took creatine mono for 2 months 5 grams a day and experiencing shin splints and pressure calfs. Can it cause compression syndrome. Stop and go away?
Cramps: You can experience dehydration & muscle cramps with creatine. By "compression" syndrome, I think you refer to "compartment syndrome", which Creatine could theoretically induce. But in my understanding it has either never caused a clinical compartment syndrome, or the occurrence is very rare. Hope that helps. Stay well hydrated. ...Read more
For the past few months I have been getting pains in my left shin & calf when I run. I sae a doc about 2 months ago who said it was shin splints but I took 2 weeks off & its still there. What should I do?
Just recovered from calf strains. After 2weeks of light running I go to soccer practice and shin splints flare up. How can I heal them&keep playing?
Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more
What is the best way to deal with recurring calf injury and shin splints after running. I have changed my shoes and try to stretch before and after.
Take up swimming: Instead. Some athletes are just not made to be runners. ...Read more
I took my first spin class today, after some time as a runner. I now have tenderness and localized swelling in my calf. Is this a shin splint?
Physical Therapy: Assuming that you have gone to an appropriate Doctor and the cause of your symptoms is not apparent and imaging is negative, you want to treat the symptoms. I have worked with athletes with similar problems, and have developed a physical therapy program for use at home. You can google "DrNefcy. Com" and click on arthrogram advise, or google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" for an email link to me. ...Read more
My leg pains a lot because of shin splints specially when I run. I started doing stretching but it does not help. What should I do?
What is shin splints and what should I do to treat them? I have just started training for my first half marathon and lately I have been getting pain in the front of my lower leg. It almost feels that I can not finish my even my 5 mile runs. It has been
Shin splints is an inflammation of the ligaments and surrounding tissue that runs along the bone in the front of your lower leg (the tibia). This is common in marathon runners such as yourself because of the sheer force you are dealing with as you run and pound the pavement. This is what causes the damage.
The treatment is what I like to call rice: rest, ice, compression (ace bandage) and elevation. Also take a few weeks off to give yourself time to heal. In addition you can take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication such as advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen as directed.
Give yourself some time, and you will be back to running very soon. If your problem worsens or persists seek care from your doctor right away.
Good luck. ...Read more
What is the difference between shin splints and cramps in the lower leg muscles? Or are they the same thing?
I have started jogging regularly and have developed pains in the front of my lower leg which my doctor says are shin splints. He has advised me to rest. Is there anything else I can do?
Yes: I used to get shin splints all the time when I ran. I found that the most helpful stretch was for the achilles tendons prior to running. Basically, go to some stairs that have railings on both sides. Place one foot on a step with the heel hanging off the step and let it drop down while holding on with your arms on the railings. This will stretch the achilles. There are other achilles stretches too. ...Read more
Stretches: Shin splints are frustrating for sure! Tight heel cords (achilles tendons in the back of the leg at the ankle) can contribute, so doing stretches for that muscle before and after running can help-wall push-ups with legs straight, etc. See link for that and other suggestions: http://tinyurl. Com/d5qxtk4. ...Read more
I have MS. I've been having bad shin splints and my left leg from knee down is swollen for weeks. What is this?
Left leg: Your local swelling is not due to the MS, and is more likely an issue regarding inflammation or venous congestion. Would recommend ultrasound imaging as possible that you could be experiencing thrombophlebitis in left leg veins, but you do need evaluation from your doctor also. ...Read more
Lower left leg pain. Sharp but doesn't hinder anything. No known bruising. Just above shin but it isn't on the bone so not shin splints I think?
Could be Shin splint: Shin splints are not necessarily on the bone. What happens is that the muscle belly gets pulled from the bone, but the pain can be palpated on the muscle itself. Have to know why, what activity were you doing, etc. Rest, ice area and see if pain goes away. If not, seek medical attention. ...Read more
I have shooting pain from my right ankle to mid way between ankle and knee on the inner side of my leg ive had shin splints before and this is differe?
My entire left leg is swollen, while my right leg isn't. When I run, my left ankle/shin burns, but not like shin splints. What could be wrong?
Can a black widow bite cause a feeling of a shin splint up the leg? What should be done, if anything? I think a received a bite from a spider, but this one is much more painful then anything I've experienced in the past. (i recently discovered we have bla
How do I know if my anteromedial leg pain is a shin splint, & how do to treat it as quickly as possible so I can resume running? Started running 6 weeks ago. Was up to 4 mile runs until this pain got too intense to continue. I think the pain is slightly m
PEMF: Pulse electromagnetic therapy works very well for periostitis. I had a personal injury due to trying to lift a microwave and scraped this on my shin. The induration and hematoma immediately got better with pemf but the induration lasted total of 10 days. In addition you might need cat's claw and essential fatty acids to relieve pain. Handheld pemf device is available from http://almagia. Com. ...Read more
Can a shin splint cause ache to inner leg below tibia? Ran Sat. & inflamed it but haven't since. Rice/med. Is it normal to feel pull or twinge/weak?
Post running pain: Shin splints r usually a consequence of repetitive running by increasing ones distance or time running too quickly. If one has inner leg pain after one run it is more likely to be a Muscle strain. Keep up with regimen of rice and decrease running time at least by 30-40% ...Read more
I have a sharp pain in my lower leg (shin area) whenever I walk or flex my foot. Is there any way I could tell if it was a shin splint or not?
See you PCP: Your quite young for vasc problems, but worth the investigation. ...Read more
I have a vitamin B12 deficiency with leg cramps and anterior shin splint. Will it get cured forever or not. Will I be able to jog henceforth?
Probably: Leg cramping is due to venous disease (venous incompetence), heavy exercise, prolonged standing/working on legs, low potassium, calcium, magnesium. Vit B12 def can cause neurological symptoms like numbness/tingling, but has no bearing on cramping. Shin splint is muscle strain of anterior/posterior tibialis muscle from overuse. After rest/rehab you may resume jogging. ...Read more