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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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slowly: You cannot heal these fast. They usually result from overtraining or trying to do too much too fast. Also can occur if changing running surfaces and sometimes taking on too many hills too soon. Resting them is best. Some advise running in the pool to stay in shape. You might cross train on the bike - though this may also aggravate them. See your Podiatrist /Orthopaedic surgeon/ physical therapist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Less impact activity: Generally shin splints are treated by a period of rest and decreased impact aerobic activity to avoid progression to a frank tibial (leg bone) stress fracture. A removeable boot (cam walker) is often prescribed. Maintaining aerobic fitness is important with non- impact activities, such as: swimming, biking, and using an elliptical trainer to name a few. If pain persists or progresses, see your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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