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Does being overweight cause shin splints?

Does being overweight cause shin splints?

Shin splints: Shin splints are common tissue injuries of the lower leg around the tibia. These occur most commonly in athletes who exercise and strain the soft tissues of the leg, and not due to weight but more due to excess activity. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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What causes shin splints and how do I get over them?

What causes shin splints and how do I get over them?

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

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Can shin splints be caused by doing a lot of driving? I have a manual gear car so use the clutch alot.

Can shin splints be caused by doing a lot of driving? I have a manual gear car so use the clutch alot.

Yes: Absolutely. The term "shin splints" refers to pain coming from the orgin of the anterior tibial tendon off of the tibia. It is usually caused and/or aggravated by repetitive dorsiflexion of the foot as in someone running up a hill. Driving involves repetitive dorsiflexion of the foot and can definitely cause shin splints. Thank you. ...Read more

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What causes shin splints?

RISK FACTORS: Let me give you some risk factors: Smoking, more than 10 alcoholic drinks/week, female sex, sudden increase in activity, poor shoegear, flat feet. ...Read more

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What causes shin splints?

What causes shin splints?

An "overuse" injury: Aches and pains, or actual injuries like small fractures, can happen with repeated stress to a body part. For workers, it can be called a work injury. In sports, it's called an overuse injury. A primary care doctor or a sports medicine doctor can evaluate to see what needs to be done. Usually, anti-inflammatory meds like Motrin (ibuprofen) are used for a 3-5 days, along with decreasing the stress. ...Read more

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What are activities that typically cause shin splints?

What are activities that typically cause shin splints?

Running, jumping: Typically the symptoms are caused by activities with a pounding
type of repetive motion on the legs such as running, jumping,
aerobics, etc. The best way to avoid this problem is stretching,
well cushioned shoes replaced when necessary, nsaids, and
ice to affected areas after working out. Nsaids also can be
helpful. ...Read more

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If your tibia received excessive impact could this cause a shin splint, what do you recommend?

It could.: If your tibia has received excessive impact from running, or from other type of repetitive overuse, it may be shin splints, but it may also be a stress fracture. See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can give you an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am informed it is primarily caused by overuse but if your tibia received excessive impact could this cause a shin splint?

One time impact no: Shin spliints is an inflammation of the periosteum where the lower leg muscles attach and is usually associated with overuse or poor running biomechanics. Pain in this area (along the edge of the tibia) cause but a single impact is either a contusion or an actual injury to the bone.


See a doc and get evaluated ...Read more

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What causes growing pains or shin splints 6 yo boy?

Unknown: Growing pain has been known for a long time, however, it's cause (causes) is still elusive. It is important not to ignore warning signs (of serious conditions) such as joint swelling, pain persisting into daytime, and etc. ...Read more

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What causes shin splints and how can they be prevented?

What causes shin splints and how can they be prevented?

Resistance training: 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 is cause of shin splints? Lactic acid?

What is cause of shin splints? Lactic acid?

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

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Shin has been hurting only below knee. Can barely touch it in the spot cause of pain. Been traveling alot... can it be shin splint or something else?

Shin has been hurting only below knee. Can barely touch it in the spot cause of pain. Been traveling alot... can it be shin splint or something else?

Could be bursitis: Probably Pes Anserine Bursitis. The pes anserine bursa is below the knee on the medial (inner) side. If you are flat footed, shoe incerts to support the arch might help the stress on the pes. ...Read more

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I have shin splints and numbness on my hand, What caused this?

I have shin splints and numbness on my hand, What caused this?

Not related: Those are probably two unrelated issues. Most common cause of hand numbness is Carpal tunnel syndrome, although there are other possibilities as well. Shin splint is an overuse type syndrome related to the muscles and tendons on the anterior tibia. Consider being seen, many good options for both available. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

YES: Depending upon the structure and function of the entire extremity, the ligaments around the knee and ankle can be strained, causing pain. ...Read more

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Can shin splints cause a burning feeling on the top of foot aswell as the shin?

Can shin splints cause a burning feeling on the top of foot aswell as the shin?

Shin splints: Shin splints is a pulling away from the bone of the muscle attached to the tibia. Yes, the pain can radiate to the top of the foot. See your podiatrist as this may require immobilization ...Read more

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Is acoustic wave therapy efficient for decreasing pain caused by shin splints in a running athlete?

Is acoustic wave therapy efficient for decreasing pain caused by shin splints in a running athlete?

Yes, per prelim data: Preliminary data supports the use of acoustic wave therapy for the treatment of shin splints. This is not yet a mainstream treatment option and, as such, unlikely to be covered by your insurance. ...Read more

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Do I have a shin splint or something else? I play tennis a lot and I enjoy it, but my shin has been hurting whenever I put pressure on it for about 6 months now. Its not absolutely horrible but its enough to cause a slight limp sometimes. It hurts right I

Shin: Shin splints happen with muscle overuse. The classic example is of someone who hasn't been physically active who is trying to get in shape. New army recruits who are sent out on long marches get them. It is what is referred toas a compartment syndrome. The muscle gets swollen from overuse and needs more space within its fascia (membrane around the muscle bundle. Because of the swelling, circulation and nerve supply are decreased. This would make the whole muscle from knee to ankle painful. What you are describing sounds like a primary knee problem. This has been going on for some time. Maybe it is time to see and orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Can shin splints cause stress fractures in your foot?

Can shin splints cause stress fractures in your foot?

Not directly, but...: Shin splints are usually caused by irritation in the lining of the bone (periosteum) of the shins. Stress fractures result from repeated stress to a bone. If you are overdoing a certain exercise, sport, or activity you can cause and or worsen shin splints and/or stress fractures. The two are not related to each other, but may be related to your activity. ...Read more

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Is acoustic wave therapy efficient for decreasing pain caused by shin splints in a running athlete? I am a 22-year-old male athlete. Recently, I developed shin splints due to running on asphalt. I have discontinued my training and let my legs rest for a f

Is acoustic wave therapy efficient for decreasing pain caused by shin splints in a running athlete? I am a 22-year-old male athlete. Recently, I developed shin splints due to running on asphalt. I have discontinued my training and let my legs rest for a f

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

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How do I cure shin splint?

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

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How can I tape shin splints?

Stretch instead: Taping is not nearly as effective as daily stretching of the anterior tibialis muscles. ...Read more

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How should I treat shin splints?

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

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How should you relieve shin splints?

A few ways: Proper supportive shoe wear will help. Ice to the area after activity as well as stretching before and after activity will also help. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

An acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, ...Read more


Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more