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I'm 19 years old I want know about the treatment of shin pain sir i'm suffering from this pain before 1.5 month so please treat me very well.

Dr.Nikita Paprunia 92% (422ratings)
BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Latur
I'm 19 years old I want know about the treatment of shin pain sir i'm suffering from this pain before 1.5 month so pl...
Hello, apply icepack to the shin for 15-20 mins daily. Keep your leg at rest and apply volini oitment to the shin. Avoid standing for long time.
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Shin Splints - How They Can Be Treated?

Dr.Amit Shridhar 90% (24ratings)
MBBS, D (ORTHO), DNB (Orthopedics), MCH (Orthopedic), Spine Fellowship DePUY, Medtronics Spine Fellowship
Orthopedic Doctor, Delhi
Shin Splints - How They Can Be Treated?

The shin is the frontal part of the lower leg and runs from slightly below the knee almost all the way to the foot. This area takes a lot of stress during movements such as walking and running and most forms of exercises of the lower body. Any other form of movement where the weight of the upper body has to be transferred to the feet also involves the shin. Thus repeated stresses may sometimes take their toll resulting in shin splints which can be quite painful.

What exactly are shin splints?
Shin splints are usually described as pain in the shin area which affects both muscle and bone tissue in the region of the shinbone or tibia. The pain is usually felt within the inner edge of the tibia and can be felt anywhere or everywhere starting from right underneath the knee to the ankles. This condition is medically known as ‘medial tibial stress’ syndrome.

What are the causes of shin splints?
The primary causes of shin splints are repetitive stresses on the shin bone which cause minute tears within muscle or bone tissues. These may not limit movement or debilitate you but may become quite painful. People of certain professions tend to get this more than anybody else such as:

  1. Dancers
  2. Runners
  3. Any other sport where repetitive movement puts a lot of force on the tibia and the surrounding region.
  4. People in the military who have to go for regular drills and combat exercises involving a lot of running among other activities.

Other risk factors could also include:

  1. A sudden increase in the type, intensity and power of the exercises you were doing
  2. Running on uneven terrain such as mountainous or hilly terrain
  3. Running on very hard surfaces such as concrete
  4. Running or exercising or even heavy walking for prolonged periods in the wrong kind of footwear
  5. If you have a flat feet or a high arch and thus have balance issues

Treatment
Most cases of shin splints go away on their own if proper care is taken and can be easily managed with home remedies. However, if the pain seems to be increasing and causing problems, then you should visit a doctor to get it checked out. Some of the basic remedial treatments are mentioned below –

  1. Use Ice packs: Ice packs are one of the best ways to relieve pain and also reduce inflammation in the muscles. Apply ice packs on the area for about 15 -20 minutes at one time and repeat 4 to 6 times a day depending on the requirement. Cover the ice pack with a thin towel to protect your skin.
  2. Take ample rest: This is quite obvious as more stress on the already affected area will only cause further problems. Give it time to heal, although you can undertake lighter exercises such as swimming or cycling to stay in the exercise mode.
  3. Pain relievers: You can try over the counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and naproxen sodium to ease the pain as well.
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I have started morning walks for last 20 days now but I can not walk more than 15 mins. I get a tightness and kind of pain on the sides of my shin. I rest for few min. Then again I start but can not walk for long. Please can you help me. I don't want to stop my walks but because of the pain I do not enjoy my walks. I'm bit worried now.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 94% (35014ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have started morning walks for last 20 days now but I can not walk more than 15 mins. I get a tightness and kind of...
If you have leg pain then you have to rule out the causes for having leg pain. First of all check your weight and your haemoglobin levels, as anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there are no issues with the knee joint or back pain. If not if the pain radiates down the back of thigh and legs then it might be due to sciatica. Kindly consult the nearby physiotherapist. Hope you recover soon from the leg pain.
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I was on a playground today and whacked my shin on a bar on the playground. It hurts to move my foot up towards my knee, there is a bump on my leg where I banged it and it really hurts. Did I break it?

Dr.Nash Kamdin 94% (6697ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I was on a playground today and whacked my shin on a bar on the playground. It hurts to move my foot up towards my kn...
Dear Lybrate user, - give rest to the limb - apply ice pack for 5-10 min 3 times a day on the affected area - apply pain relief gel three times a day - take a pain relief tablet after meals 2-3 times a day - get x-ray of the affected area to rule out any bony injury.
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Shin Splints - Causes & Symptoms Of It!

Dr.Sunil Kumar Dash 92% (72ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Orthopedics, Fellowship, Depuy Joint Replacement
Orthopedic Doctor, Bhubaneswar
Shin Splints - Causes & Symptoms Of It!

Shin splints' is a condition, which is characterized by pain in the shin bone, the bone that is present in front of the leg. Shin splints tend to occur quite frequently in runners and dancers as their activities tend to stress the shin bone.

Causes: When excess force is applied to the shinbone, it may result in swelling of the muscles, causing pain and inflammation. It may also occur from stress reactions to fractures in the bone. Cracks tend to develop due to constant application of force in the bones. If the area is not well rested then these cracks will not heal and ultimately lead to a complete fracture.

Some other causes of shin splints are:

  1. Muscle imbalance in the glutes or the thighs
  2. Anatomical deformity such as flat foot
  3. Not using proper form during training
  4. Lack of flexibility
  5. If you wear improper shoes during workouts, then it may lead to shin problems
  6. Running downhill may lead to excessive stress on the shin leading to shin splints

Symptoms:
The symptoms of shin splints are: 

  1. You may experience swelling in the lower leg
  2. A dull pain in the front portion of the leg
  3. Tenderness around the shin area
  4. Numbness around the shin area
  5. Inflammation in the shin area
  6. You may experience severe pain while walking

Treatment: The basic treatment for shin splints is the RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) protocol. It means allowing the leg to rest, applying ice packs and wearing compression bandages. It is recommended to take rest and not exert the leg beyond a certain point to limit the damage. The complications that may result from shin splints are compartment syndrome, where there is buildup of pressure in the muscle. In some cases, where the muscle tears off from the bone, a surgerymay be required to treat this condition.

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After skipping and running I got pain in shin then gym trainer advised me to take some tablet of vitamin and calcium. It is wrong if not please advice me all the detail of it.

Dr.Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (32648ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Vadodara
After skipping and running I got pain in shin then gym trainer advised me to take some tablet of vitamin and calcium....
No it is not wrong. Infact it is good to take multivitamin. I advise daily tablet from nutrilite brand. It is one of the best brand is nutrition.
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Sir, I am an athlete & I have shine pain. Please give best advice to relief this pain.

Dr.Mandakini 91% (1521ratings)
Bams
Ayurveda, Noida
Sir, I am an athlete & I have shine pain. Please give best advice to relief this pain.
Rest the injured muscle — take a break from running for 7 to 10 days. Ice the injured area to reduce swelling. Compress the muscle with an elastic bandage. Elevate the injured leg. And take ibuprofen tab for pain for more details consul in chat box.
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I am suffering from shin bone pain I am start running after long time what can I do?

Dr.Ichha Kulkarni 87% (52ratings)
Rajiv Gandhi University
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am suffering from shin bone pain I am start running after long time what can I do?
Keep ice on regular basis and start exercising regulaely like stretching calf muscles and strengthening your muscles of knee and ankle. Learn exercises through private consultation.
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HI, How to cure shine split I facing this problem 2months over, I was taken rest also, but there is know use.

Dr.Vijesh Addegod 90% (22ratings)
MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
HI, How to cure shine split I facing this problem 2months over, I was taken rest also, but there is know use.
Shine split is due to inflammation of tibial bone attached muscle. Do icing on affected part and bed rest.
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Causes And Symptoms Of Shin Splints

Dr.Debasish Naskar 89% (12ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedic Doctor, Kolkata
Causes And Symptoms Of Shin Splints

Shin splints' is a condition, which is characterized by pain in the shin bone, the bone that is present in front of the leg. Shin splints tend to occur quite frequently in runners and dancers as their activities tend to stress the shin bone.

Causes

When excess force is applied to the shinbone, it may result in swelling of the muscles, causing pain and inflammation. It may also occur from stress reactions to fractures in the bone. Cracks tend to develop due to constant application of force in the bones. If the area is not well rested then these cracks will not heal and ultimately lead to a complete fracture.

Some other causes of shin splints are :

1. Muscle imbalance in the glutes or the thighs
2. Anatomical deformity such as flat foot
3. Not using proper form during training
4. Lack of flexibility
5. If you wear improper shoes during workouts, then it may lead to shin problems
6. Running downhill may lead to excessive stress on the shin leading to shin splints

Symptoms

The symptoms of shin splints are: 
1. You may experience swelling in the lower leg
2. A dull pain in the front portion of the leg
3. Tenderness around the shin area
4. Numbness around the shin area
5. Inflammation in the shin area
6. You may experience severe pain while walking

Treatment

The basic treatment for shin splints is the RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) protocol. It means allowing the leg to rest, applying ice packs and wearing compression bandages. It is recommended to take rest and not exert the leg beyond a certain point to limit the damage. The complications that may result from shin splints are compartment syndrome, where there is buildup of pressure in the muscle. In some cases, where the muscle tears off from the bone, a surgery may be required to treat this condition.

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