suffering from shin pain

  • JohnG16775

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    Apr 17, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    I am starting to run and now and all of a sudden after 1 year of training, I have started with shin pain on my right leg. HELP PLEASE
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    Apr 17, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    Try massaging the painful area with an ice cube for 3 to 5 minutes. (NO MORE than 5 minutes or you can give yourself frostbite)

    If that doesn't help, you should go see a good physical therapist or chiropractor who does physiotherapy. (Yes, we do treat things other than backs. :-p)
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 18, 2009 1:22 AM GMT
    there's something called anterior compartment syndrome. You could need immediate medical attention.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 18, 2009 1:22 AM GMT
    that means a hospital, not a chiropactor.
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    Apr 18, 2009 1:25 AM GMT
    Stand up normally... lift one heel slightly off the ground and tap your toe rapidly.... stretches/strengthens... feels better. icon_idea.gif
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 18, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    what?
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 18, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    ok swing a dead cat over your head too. What the fuck.
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    Apr 18, 2009 1:42 AM GMT
    Um... its called shin splints.
  • havingfunmtl9...

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    Apr 18, 2009 1:48 AM GMT
    could be shin splints, depends on the surfaces that your running on. If your running on sidewalks and stone paths your more likely to get shin splints. If your running on dirt, paved roads or tracks its probably just from stressing the leg, light leg work will probably help, good shoes and proper posture. It all starts from the feet down. icon_cool.gif Good luck !
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    Apr 18, 2009 1:51 AM GMT
    how old are your shoes? how many miles you have on em? i always get shin splints when my shoes are shot.
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    Apr 18, 2009 2:02 AM GMT
    Ice Ice Ice Baby...advil too...icon_lol.gif
  • JohnG16775

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    Apr 18, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    My shoes are about 6 months old. I run about 25 to 30 miles a week indoors on the treadmill, I went to a good running store, so I thought and they observed my walk and said I over pronuated my leg and decided I needed these special shoes called Brook ATS shoes, I have a pair just at the gym specifically for running. When I bumped up to 5 miles yesterday the pain started kind of in the front of the shin, I used Iburpfen and heat and ice and rested today on advice of trainer, just did other parts of my body no running, but I need the run for the endorphine and stress relief and weight loss. I dont want to go backwards. I will try all your suggestions. Many many thanks Guys


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    Apr 18, 2009 2:41 AM GMT
    JohnG16775 saidMy shoes are about 6 months old. I run about 25 to 30 miles a week indoors on the treadmill, I went to a good running store, so I thought and they observed my walk and said I over pronuated my leg and decided I needed these special shoes called Brook ATS shoes, I have a pair just at the gym specifically for running. When I bumped up to 5 miles yesterday the pain started kind of in the front of the shin, I used Iburpfen and heat and ice and rested today on advice of trainer, just did other parts of my body no running, but I need the run for the endorphine and stress relief and weight loss. I dont want to go backwards. I will try all your suggestions. Many many thanks Guys


    Bart


    Dont heat shin splints. The ice cube is the best thing to do. Im a Sports Med major so trust me on this one. Go get urself something called "Super Feet" Its amazing and will feel better. What i recommend is stretching alot and go buy urself some stiraphome cups and fill it about 1/4 full and freeze it. Then after frozen take it and rub it on the spot that hurts. Make sure you do this for no more than 10 mins otherwise something call "hunter's response" will occure and you dont want that. If it gets too cold, then take it off for a couple seconds, but make sure u do it at lest 2 times a day. DONT FORGET TO STRETCH!
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    Apr 18, 2009 7:04 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidthere's something called anterior compartment syndrome. You could need immediate medical attention.


    True, it is a possibility, albeit an unlikely one. All the more reason for him to see someone trained in diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions. (Such as a DPT - Doctor of Physical Therapy or a DC - Doctor of Chiropractic.) If I walked into a GP's office and told him/her I thought I had compartment syndrome, I'd probably get one hell of a weird look. Like when people tell me they have "Carpal Tunnel" (... no, you have tendonitis ...). Very different story. Lol.

    If your condition does worsen, check out one of those options. Try to find someone who sees athletes as they'll probably have more experience differentiating between shin splints, tibial stress fracture, or compartment syndrome (the three most likely causes of anterior leg pain, from most common to least).
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    Apr 18, 2009 1:53 PM GMT
    JohnG16775 saidMy shoes are about 6 months old. I run about 25 to 30 miles a week indoors on the treadmill, I went to a good running store, so I thought and they observed my walk and said I over pronuated my leg and decided I needed these special shoes called Brook ATS shoes, I have a pair just at the gym specifically for running. When I bumped up to 5 miles yesterday the pain started kind of in the front of the shin, I used Iburpfen and heat and ice and rested today on advice of trainer, just did other parts of my body no running, but I need the run for the endorphine and stress relief and weight loss. I dont want to go backwards. I will try all your suggestions. Many many thanks Guys


    Bart


    hey man, definately get a new pair of shoes. if youre putting 25 miles in a week and your shoes are 6 months old, youre going on 600 miles. years ago when i was logging in 40 miles a week, my shoes would last 400 to 500 miles...i could always tell when it was time..i would get shin splints and my joints would ache after a run (this would come on all of a sudden). do you feel any other aches in joints? or is it just in the shin?

    on the subject of shoes, i used to run in nike air max 180's. they have air cells in the heel. unbeknownst to me, one of the cells deflated. i could not tell when running and ended up with a knee injury because of it. the injury prompted me to nearly stop running and change more to lifting and bulking up to my 188lbs of today icon_smile.gif

    always be sure your running shoes are in good order.