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My shins hurt quite a bit when I run or jog. Is there any way to prevent the pain?

My shins hurt quite a bit when I run or jog. Is there any way to prevent the pain?

Couple possibilities: Based on the information available, i believe the most likely diagnostic possibilities include shin splints, medial tibial stress syndrome, exercise induced compartment syndrome, or a stress fracture. The treatments for each are different. See an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent shin splints when running?

What can I do to prevent shin splints when running?

Mechanical eval: Shin splints develop when the stresses on the tibia are greater than the body can accommodate. There are multiple contributing factors. Wearing appropriate shoes, stretching your calves, having good core strength, and slowly increasing training (instead of making abrupt changes) can all be preventative. A sports doc or pt can evaluate your mechanics. ...Read more

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What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

CUSHIONING: Asics excels in cushioning, nimbus or cumulus (think clouds.) these will hold up over mileage. Mizuno wave is also a good choice. New balance has a few in their higher end. You will still need good pronatory control from an orthotic or a firm insole. Stretching is also key in the prevention of shinsplints. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

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

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Why when i'm running during basketball my shins hurt?

Why when i'm running during basketball my shins hurt?

Shin splints???: Not everyone gets shin splints, but it created pain and discomfort over time. Need to stretch before and after, and make sure you are will hydrated. Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) is an inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around your tibia. Pain typically occurs along the inner border of the tibia, where muscles attach to the bone. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the insides of both of my shins hurt while i run?

For what reasons might the insides of both of my shins hurt while i run?

A couple of things.: It could be shin spints, which is an irritation of the soft tissues that run along the insides of your shins. Or , potentially it could be stress fractures, for excessive running. ...Read more

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Why do my shins hurt when i run? Maybe because i'm quite flat footed?

Why do my shins hurt when i run? Maybe because i'm quite flat footed?

Shin splints: You may be experiencing shin splints. Patients that are flat footed see this often. Try using some type of compression sock on your lower legs and you may need an arch support. I would see your podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Shins hurt when walking down stairs only, not when walking up. How can I prevent it from hurting?

Shins hurt when walking down stairs only, not when walking up. How can I prevent it from hurting?

C below: U may have shin splints, a common DX used 4 strained foot dorsiflexos in the frotn outer side of ur shin. When u descend stairs these musles r activated 2 keep ur foot from flopping downward. It is like a brack. U do not activate these going up stairs, rest, ice nsaids, & modify ur activity 2 spare them from stress until gone. Then start slowly again. ...Read more

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Why does shin splints hurt when you are running and tighting up in gym class?

Likely normal: Shin splints occur from micro trauma where muscles connect to the bone, actually tiny tears in the muscle. Normal after intense workouts, try backing off on the intensity and frequency and let your body heal. Could also be muscle cramps which are often due to dehydration or electrolyte problems. Stay hydrated with a sports drink such as Gatorade. Aspirin or motrin and muscle massage may help. ...Read more