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Why Do My Shins Hurt When I Run
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
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
What is the best way to get rid of shin splits?Calves and shins hurt sometimes when i run.I have been an athlete since i was 12.I am now 20. Since 17.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a long time runner who took off a few months running for work. Now when i run 3 mi 3x/week the inner shins hurt a lot. Possible stress fracture?
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
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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