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Why do my shins hurt when i run? Maybe because i'm quite flat footed?

Why do my shins hurt when i run? Maybe because i'm quite flat footed?

Shin splints: You may be experiencing shin splints. Patients that are flat footed see this often. Try using some type of compression sock on your lower legs and you may need an arch support. I would see your podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more


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Shins hurt when I run/jump.I had shin splints a few years ago then I stopped exercising thinking they'd go away.But they are still there.what do I do?

Shins hurt when I run/jump.I had shin splints a few years ago then I stopped exercising thinking they'd go away.But they are still there.what do I do?

Be seen: I would be seen as it may sometimes have a simple solution. Chronic shin "splints" can often be associated with foot malalignment problems that are often quite treatable. ...Read more

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Why do the front of my lower legs (shins?) hurt when i run/walk more than usual? Lasts a few days or more

Why do the front of my lower legs  (shins?) hurt when i run/walk more than usual? Lasts a few days or more

Sounds like shin: Splints or medial tibial stress syndrome. It's related to repetitive stress to the shin bones(tibia) and the associated soft tissue. Excessive uphill, downhill, uneven terrain, or hard surfaces jogging/running contributes as does worn-out shoes or suboptimal biomechanics around the way your foot plants/strikes on the ground. ...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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For what reasons might the insides of both of my shins hurt while i run?

For what reasons might the insides of both of my shins hurt while i run?

A couple of things.: It could be shin spints, which is an irritation of the soft tissues that run along the insides of your shins. Or , potentially it could be stress fractures, for excessive running. ...Read more

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My shins hurt quite a bit when I run or jog. Is there any way to prevent the pain?

My shins hurt quite a bit when I run or jog. Is there any way to prevent the pain?

Couple possibilities: Based on the information available, i believe the most likely diagnostic possibilities include shin splints, medial tibial stress syndrome, exercise induced compartment syndrome, or a stress fracture. The treatments for each are different. See an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...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

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I just started running and when i run, only, my shins really hurt. The sides get really sore, almoat like shin splints......Any adivce?

I just started running and when i run, only, my shins really hurt. The sides get really sore, almoat like shin splints......Any adivce?

Tight muscles: These muscle groups in the leg are attached to the tibia and fibula and actually pull on the bone when they are tight. Stretching these muscles passively (non-weightbearing) will allow the muscles and tendons to elongate without injuring them. Theses stretches work well with the use of elastic bands. ...Read more

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