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Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more


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What should I do for my shin pain while running on treadmill?

What should I do for my shin pain while running on treadmill?

Several things: If you only have pain running on the treadmill, there are several things. Try adjusting the inclination of the treadmill. Have your running shoes checked to make sure they are appropriate for your type foot. If you hyperpronate, you may want to try an over-the-counter orthotic device. Alternate the treadmill with another form of exercise. If the pain persists, see your orthopaedist. ...Read more

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How do I treat shin splints from running?

How do I treat shin splints from running?

Pain in shins: Stretching the achilles, icing before and after exercise and foot orthotics are all helpful when you are sufferring from shin splints. ...Read more

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How can I relieve shin splints due to running?

How can I relieve shin splints due to running?

Rest: Lay off running for a week or two and participate in a more low impact exercise such as swimming, gradually add running back to tolerance. If this doesn't work get seen by a sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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How to cure shin splints due to running? The fastest way.

How to cure shin splints due to running? The fastest way.

Rest: Treatment begins with resting. Nsaids, heel cord stretching, heel pads, and shin splint sleeves are often beneficial. A generalized treatment= 7-10 days of rest, heel-cord stretching, icing 20 minutes 3 times a day, nsaids for 2wks. Return to running at 2 wks at 50% of previous pace, 50% previous distance. Gradual increase to normal over 3-6weeks. See http://athletiek.Com/shin-splints. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to relieve shin splints, so I can keep running?

What is the quickest way to relieve shin splints, so I can keep running?

Shin splints: First make sure that your lower leg pain is not really a stress fracture of the tibia bone. Treatment of medial tibia stress syndrome involves icing up to three times a day, taking some antiinflammatory medication, reducing impact activities, get shock absorbing insoles, reduce your miles running and increase them gradually. ...Read more

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I'm training for a 1/2 marathon & have been running more often than usual. I've been having painful shin splints. How long should I wait to run?

I'm  training for a 1/2 marathon & have been running more often than usual. I've been having painful shin splints. How long should I wait to run?

Rest: Shin splints or tibial stress syndrome heals at a different rate in different people. You should avoid running for the next 6 weeks. If you have access to an exercise bike change your exercise so that you do not loose your fitness level. When you re-start, make sure you are wearing good shoes with cushioned support and run on softer surface such as dirt or grass. If the pain is back stop! ...Read more

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How can I reduce my chance of getting shin splints when running?

How can I reduce my chance of getting shin splints when running?

Stretch well before.: running. Especially the Achilles' tendon. Be careful of the surface you run on. The harder the surface, the more likely. Wear proper running shoes with good arch support and shock absorption. Ice shins after running. ...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