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Do I have shin splints?

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  • Shin splints for years.... how to get rid of it?

    I've had shin splints for 5 years now. after 2 weeks of running 3 miles a day on concrete, I have had terrible shin splints. That was back in high school. I like to run and continuing would be good, but the shin splints just get worse when I run. THe...

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    I don't think you have shin splints if it's lasted through long periods of rest and infrequent exercise...

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  • Is it shin splints or stress fracture...?

    When I run or jog I I get a really bad painful spot on my shin. It's just in one spot not my whole shin!! My calf isn't tight either, if I walk for a long persipd of time my shin starts hurting and sometimes when just sitting I get some pain. Last year...

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    The only way to know for sure is to see a dr.

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  • Is there any way I can get surgery for shin splints?

    I've had shin splints for a year!!!!!! I've done every possible treatment any of you can throw out at me.... so don't even try..... I've even gone up to taking a month off at a time and they continue to come back..... I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THESE SHIN SPLINTS...

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    eh...seems kind of extreme. i know you said you tried all the treatments, but in my experiences walking...

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  • Leg pain, not shin splints?

    I've been having ongoing leg problems. Started out with complex regional pain syndrome in my foot. After 7 months of that I started running and jumping again. With that ,about two months later, I am having localized shin pain in the anterior tibia. First...

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    A radiologist did not see something but the doctor did? unlikely... make sure you are wearing good shoes...

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  • Is there any chance I can get surgery on my shin splints?

    I've had shin splints for a year!!!!!! I've done every possible treatment any of you can throw out at me.... so don't even try..... I've even gone up to taking a month off at a time and they continue to come back..... I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THESE SHIN SPLINTS...

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    what did your doc say? did you get an mri? start there. good luck.

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  • Are these shin splints? How do I grt rid of them?

    Okay, well, I'm a 17 year old female... I have had these bumps on my shins for a really long time now, but I never really worried about them too much, but now that I am getting older, I am wanting to get rid of them, also when I walk for a long time...

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    You need proper foot wear. You may also have flat feet which is very common for people with shin splints...

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  • I know i aready aked this question??sry but i posted it in the wrong catagory. FOUETTES CAUSING SHIN SPLINTS ?

    is this possible i have what were pretty sure are shin splints on my left leg(i would know, ive had them a few times before) this is the leg that im always on when i do fouettes..i didnt know what caused my shin splints till today at school my friend...

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    Your fouettes may be causing your shin splints. Any time there is too much stress on your shin bones...

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  • How do you get rid of shin splints?

    Im only a freshman and started my first year of track. I do High jump, and high hurdle. I think i got my shin splint during a long/triple jump practice because we really abused each of our legs so thats why i stopped going there. Not only that but this...

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    only way to get rid of shin splints is to rest them and do what your doctor says. If you are going to...

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  • Sports-induced severe lower leg pain.. Shin splints?

    Hi, For the last few years, I've been experiencing what I believe to be severe shin splints, any time that I am active in sports that involve lots of running, like soccer and cross country. I first noticed shin pain when I started running cross country...

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    First of all, I'm not a doctor; second, I get shin splints but nothing like what you're describing....

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