Area in my shin tender

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  1. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    Noticed it a couple of weeks ago, shrugged it off as a legs soreness. Recently has returned with a vengenance, i was even limping this morning. Possibility of a stress fracture? Should I take a break from my running and leg workouts and see how that pans out? Tomorrow is a running/leg day too :wtc:

    Hurts when I stand/walk a certain way. Sucks because I wait tables...
     
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    yes, take a break
    not much else to do, better safe than sorry
     
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    That's what I thought...:wtc: I hate not working out...
     
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    Maybe shin splints?
     
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    This describes my situation exactly.

    http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/shin.html
     
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    chizzle New Member

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    Oh, and how detrimental to shin splints is excessive walking? I work 12 hour shifts as a waiter and there's no way I can get out of that.

    Any specific leg exercises I can do? I don't see leg curls or leg extensions hurting it too much...and what kind of cardio can I do to replace running?
     
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    try investing in some real good shoes man

    they fixed my shin splints
     
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    Yup. there is no 100% cure for shin splints. best thing to do is buy new shoes - with good arch support. It may not look like it, but chances are the shoes you are using now are done.

    -new shoes
    -ice after work outs
    -ibuprofin after workouts
    -stretch

    Take a few of the smaller paper dixie cups and fill them 3/4 full of water and freeze them. Now when you are done with a good workout you can peel back the paper and ice your shins. it works better than a bag of ice.
     
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    Elliptical or bike safe?
     
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    This is excellent advice :bigthumb:

    You should be ok on an elliptical or bike, since it's the pounding of your legs on the ground that causes the shin splints to develop. You should take it easy on the running until your legs can handle it, though. I had shin splits really bad my senior year of cross country in highschool, and it developed into a stress fracture from overuse.
     
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    shin cancer
     
  14. MaineSucks

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    11 years of tackle football = lots of knowledge about shin splints. CC must have been hell with them
     
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    Take a plastic cup, fill it with water, freeze it, roll it up and down your legs. Stretching before and after exercise will also definitely help
     
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    :squint:
     
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    yeah I used to do this about 12 years ago during/after football, worked very well
     
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    Started hurting pretty bad at the end of my work shift tonight...icing it right now as we speak...

    Hope this bitch heals soon :wtc:

    Any idea how long (estimate) it will be before I can run again?

    Oh, and I still need to know how bad walking on it all day is...
     
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    I hurt the areas surrounding my knee (my shin and ITB) while jogging in March and haven't been able to jog since... Shins are fine for the most part now, I hear some people live with it the rest of their lives.
     
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    Shin splints are usually an inflammation of the periosteum, or membrane covering the bone, of your tibia (the larger bone in your lower leg). If its bad, it takes a while to heal, like 4-5 weeks. So, as with any soft tissue injury like this, RICE.

    Rest - dont use it as much as possible
    Ice - ice it down to prevent inflammation
    Compression - ace bandage works
    Elevation - elevate it above your heart to help reduce inflammation.

    Anti-inflammatories, such as Advil or Aleve, will also help. However, if you are taking them for longer than a week, you might get some stomach irritation. Try to take them with food.
     
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    I used to get awful shin splins, I'd limp for days after a run. Even squats/ lunges would do them in.

    I went to a shoe shop and had them look at how my feet roll in (they have a machine, you stand on the pad and your foot... profile, i guess, comes up on a screen). They suggested the right shoes and it went away.
     
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    I took care of my running shoe problem, but I still need to fix the problem of my work shoes. Can I buy like...dr. scholl's or something? Anybody want to post a link to a good pair of inserts?
     
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    if you don't have arch support when you're walking around it could be just as detrimental. Sounds like you need new running and walking around shoes. If you are walking for 10+ hours a day, 5 days a week, you are going to destroy any shoes you own. It took me the longest time to figure out why my shoes looked brand new, but after a 10-12 months of good gym time (hour on the floor, then cardio) I would start getting shin splints again. I asked a runner friend of mine and he told me that he has to buy new shoes every 5-6 months - the arch is the first thing to go.
     
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    Yea, a trainer at my gym also said to buy new shoes at least every 6 months.

    I work 12 hours 6 days a week...so I would say I need a good pair of walking around shoes...I opted for the cheap $12 walmart ones, guess that wasn't a good idea :o
     
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