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Why does my shin hurt when i run? It gives me a pulling feeling.

Why does my shin hurt when i run? It gives me a pulling feeling.

Why does my shin: You need a thorough bio mechanical exam by a podiatrist of your lower extremities to see if it is tendinitis, if one leg is shorter than another, very rarely a stress fracture of the tibia. Need to check if you are using the right sneakers for your foot type, might need proper stretching before running and orthotics. ...Read more

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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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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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Went for a run. had terrible pain in both of my shins for 2 days. Hurt to walk. I feel a dent in both of my shins but no pain. should i get this check?

Went for a run. had terrible pain in both of my shins for 2 days. Hurt to walk. I feel a dent in both of my shins but no pain. should i get this check?

Give it more time.: When you run after a long time or when you are living a sedentary life and then exercise, it can happen. So you need to give it a few more day before getting worried. ...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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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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I started the couch to 5k app and my shins and ankles are on fire.They hurt most when i run, but also when i walk and just to touch. I run thru it .

I started the couch to 5k app and my shins and ankles are on fire.They hurt most when i run, but also when i walk and just to touch. I run thru it .

Shin splints: Most likely shin splints based on what you describe. Tendonitis or chronic compartment syndrome are other possibilities. Consider running at a slower pace, with an even slower warm up for the first few minutes. Try minimizing hills and running on the softest surface possible. Are your running shoes up to date and customized for your running style? See a sports med doc if not improving. ...Read more

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I hurt my shin over a year ago when I stumbled and fell onto the edge of a ute tray. It still hurts when I walk a lot or go for a run. Is this normal?

I hurt my shin over a year ago when I stumbled and fell onto the edge of a ute tray. It still hurts when I walk a lot or go for a run. Is this normal?

Not normal : But can have ongoing nerve sensitivity after an injury (pain syndrome). Can also have non related causes such as stress fracture or periostitis so worth a doctor check and examination ...Read more

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My shin pulsates after running 2 miles 30 min after insanity. Doing insanity itself hasnt hurt me. I tried to add running and shin pulsates for 2 days?

My shin pulsates after running 2 miles 30 min after insanity. Doing insanity itself hasnt hurt me. I tried to add running and shin pulsates for 2 days?

May be shin splints: Many athletes get shin splints, also called tibial stress syndrome, at one time or another. Whether one jogs daily or just had to sprint to catch a bus one day, he may be having shin splints if he feels throbbing and aching in the shins. A primary care doctor, an orthopedic doctor, or a sports medicine doctor can evaluate. Treatment includes cold packs, motrin/advil, arch-support insoles, etc... ...Read more

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I have pain that does not hurt but feels like electric shock running down my leg. It is in the shin area started narrow down the leg now it is widenin?

I have pain that does not hurt but feels like electric shock running down my leg. It is in the shin area started narrow down the leg now it is widenin?

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...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 have a small indent in my shin that hurts with added pressure. Also, it hurts severely after running. It gets better with rest. Any ideas?

I have a small indent in my shin that hurts with added pressure. Also, it hurts severely after running. It gets better with rest. Any ideas?

Indent on tibia: hello, this sounds like and old scar on the anterior border of the tibia pulling with motion. I can't be sure without seeing it. You should see your doc and mention this for accurate diagnosis thanks ...Read more

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Pain in the inside of my shin. I am a competitive gymnast and I have had pain in my right shin for about 4 weeks now. It hurts when i workout and run. It also hurts to press on it. My coach thought i strained the muscle but then she said it is weird that

Pain in the inside of my shin. I am a competitive gymnast and I have had pain in my right shin for about 4 weeks now. It hurts when i workout and run. It also hurts to press on it. 
My coach thought i strained the muscle but then she said it is weird that

The : The two most common causes of pain in this are are "medial tibial stress syndrome" (shin splints) and a stress fracture. Only a doctor will be able to give you a correct diagnosis. Don't fool around with this - if it is a stress fracture you could make it a lot worse by continuing to train. Go see a podiatrist or an orthopedist before you train again. I've included a link with more information about shin splints, but again, get a diagnoiss before you try to treat this on your own. ...Read more