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What can I do to make running less painful on my shins?

What can I do to make running less painful on my shins?

Shin splints: Make sure you wear the proper running shoe for your foot strike: neutral vs. Supination vs. Pronation. A good running store should be able to make that assessment. Mid foot strike has become more popular with the renewed interest in "barefoot running.". ...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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Painful shins have to quit running hurt after run painful climbing stairs. Pain does not increase when i put pressure onit.Islight swelling along shin?

Painful shins have to quit running hurt after run painful climbing stairs. Pain does not increase when i put pressure onit.Islight swelling along shin?

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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I have a small lump above my foot on my shin looks like a bite, isn't painful or itchy it's just there! I've recently started running could this be y

Watch and document.: There are just too many things that could cause a small lump to make even an educated guess. The fact that it's not painful, color indicated that is probably not inflamed or infected. The depth of the lump as well as it's firmness could possibly narrow down the possibilities. Keep an eye on it, maybe even take a picture of it, and resubmit the information if the lump gets larger. ...Read more

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My shin on my right knee that meets the knee protrudes outward, very painful. Painfull to walk, kneel, stand up from kneeling, running for a long period of time sometimes very tender to the touch.

If : If you are young and still growing, this may be due to a condition known as osgood schlater's or tibial tubercle apophysitis. This is a problem that generally heals on its own with time and maturity, although there are several options to help the discomfort in the mean time. Ice, anti-inflammatory medications (oral or topical), and a counter-force strap known as a chopat strap can be helpful. Sometimes a period of rest is needed to allow the symptoms to settle down. While the pain will usually eventually resolve, you may be left with a permanent protrusion or bump just below the knee even into adulthood. If you are already an adult...Different diagnosis but similar treatment is often successful. Ultimately it would be best to have this evaluated by you primary care doctor or preferably an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Localized pain in tibia. Hurts to the touch. Hurt while running but hurts still after running. 2 weeks later. Still painful. X-rays showed nothing?

Localized pain in tibia. Hurts to the touch. Hurt while running but hurts still after running. 2 weeks later. Still painful. X-rays showed nothing?

Stress injury?: If you increased your mileage and/or intensity too fast, you may have a tibial periostitis and/or muscle strain. Focal pain over bone should raise suspicion of a stress fracture, focal pain over muscle-tendon is likely a strain or tendinopathy;diffuse pain over the postmedial tibia is likely a medial tibial periostitis. X-ray are usually negative, consider repeating x-ray or more advance imaging. ...Read more

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Hi.. I have tight leg muscles which affects my sports and running and can be very painful, what is the best way to rid them?

Hi.. I have tight leg muscles which affects my sports and running and can be very painful, what is the best way to rid them?

Better stretching: Tight muscles when exercising can be caused by poor stretching of those muscles in the exercise routine. If you need help with how to develop a proper exercise routine, consult an athletic trainer. ...Read more

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I feel pain in shin after running?

I feel pain in shin after running?

Overuse injury...: Sounds like shin splints. You need to reduce intensity and distance to 50-60% levels. Run on flat and forgiving surfaces. You might want to evaluate your shoes and their ware. Application of ice, heat, stretching can all afford some degree of relief, but over use is the problem and reduction of activity is the answer. ...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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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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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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Whenever I try running I feel this sharp pain in my shins after some time that compels me to stop running coz I feel like the bone is about to break?

Whenever I try running I feel this sharp pain in my shins after some time that compels me to stop running coz I feel like the bone is about to break?

Shin pain : Shin pain is not uncommon to runners, and has many factors. The following can be reasons for shin pain: improperly fitting shoes, improper stretching/warm up,poor running form, and running too far too soon. In addition, I would seek medical evaluation to make sure there are no "shin splints" or small fractures. I would also find a good running supply store to be properly fitted for running shoes. ...Read more

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Pain at the shin of leg when running. What are the causes please ? Thank you.

Shin splints: Pain in the shins when running is commonly known as "shin splints." if you have no other symptoms and lack redness, this is your likely diagnosis. Shin splints are difficult to treat and can be a chronic problem. I tell my patients take some time off running and consider icing the area after a run. Sometimes it may help to run on a softer surface such as grass. ...Read more