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Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia bone. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more


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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?

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

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I severely strained my calf muscles. My shin hurts and I didn't hit it. Is it normal for your shin to hurt with a severe calf muscle strain?

I severely strained my calf muscles. My shin hurts and I didn't hit it. Is it normal for your shin to hurt with a severe calf muscle strain?

Normal it is not!!: I am sure you must injured the shin, when you fell or whichever way you injured your calf. Our brains register only the worst injured (or more painful) part first, while the lesser injured part still hurts or becomes obvious later. Your examining Doc can certainly reassure you that you most likely injured the shin as well. Check with him/her. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I regularly feel pain in my shin, and I know it can't be a splint, bc I don't run/jog enough to strain out the area. Could it be a stress fracture?

I regularly feel pain in my shin, and I know it can't be a splint, bc I don't run/jog enough to strain out the area. Could it be a stress fracture?

Possible: Get evaluated. If nothing makes sense it would prudent to have the doctors take a look. We routinely see this problem at the urgent cares. X rays are not the best test. You may need a bone scan or MRI if still having pain after a negative X ray. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you prevent shin splints?

How do you prevent shin splints?

Smart training: Begin your training with gradual increases in distance also work out every other day stretch, ice your legs after exercise and wear good running shoes. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for shin splints?

Is there a cure for shin splints?

Shin splints: Shin splints occur during physical activity and result from too much force being placed on your shinbone and connective tissues that attach your muscles to the bone. You should get sufficient rest, try ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (naproxen, ibuprofen, etc). Wear proper-fitting shoes with good arch supports. Should get better. If the pain is very severe, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for shin splints?

Is there a cure for shin splints?

Treatment depends...: "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 will guide a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com). ...Read more

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Are shin splints due to low estrogen?

No: Shin splints are a mechanical strain on the insertion of the muscle into the anterior crest of the tibia and can be caused by overuse but also abnormal foot positioning such as seen with flatfoot endless. ...Read more

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Can shin splints help me grow taller?

Shin splints: Almost all folks stop growing taller between age 18-25. Some grow a bit later but at 40 years of age it is extremely unlikely you could grow taller. If you are not yet doing anything about shin splints you should see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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In what way can I prevent shin splints?

Several: Proper stretching and proper running shoes will help. Use ice after workout. See a podiatrist for help. ...Read more