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    Hello all,

    I have a question regarding tightening pain around the bottom half of my shins. Lately I have been in a lot of pain when I start walking, for example, if I walk to the shop which is around a mile away. Not far at all.

    The pain I can only describe as getting very tight as though my muscle at the side and under my shin is trying to get 'out'!

    Eventually, after 5 minutes walking I end up walking like I have a problem and I'm starting to get a little worries that I have hurt myself with running and hill work.

    Can anyone give me some advise on what it would be and the best to solve this issue. Even pre-work out workouts?

    Thanks all



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    See a doctor, no one online can properly diagnose your pain. Although it does sound like shin splints rather than overworking
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    First Id advise you see your doctor to confirm whether or not you have shin splints. If these are shin splints, the only proven cure is rest. Minimise the amount of walking you do for at least 3-4 weeks. (I did a presentation on shin splints not too long ago)
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    From my experience, when I have shin splints, the shin area also feels inflamed. I recommend seeing a doctor; they'll probably prescribe you with some ibuprofen and tell you not to play sports or exert yourself for a few weeks.
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    It seems to ease off a lot once I have warmed up, is this common?

    Thanks all


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    I've never heard somebody describe shin splints like that.

    Could be DOMs or chronic compartmental syndrome. Couldn't tell without examining you or more information about the pain.

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    Both sound bad!

    All I can say is that its a bad pain, like its getting super tight and I end up walking funny haha


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    (Original post by Lee R)
    Both sound bad!

    All I can say is that its a bad pain, like its getting super tight and I end up walking funny haha


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    It could be growing pains which is something that will eventually go. I had something similar a few years back where my knees were really painful when I began to run but it eased off after a bit of warming. Lasted around a year then it gradually went away.
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    You mean growing pains as in muscle growing? As I'm 28 and I stopped growing on the conventional sense a long time ago!


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    (Original post by Lee R)
    You mean growing pains as in muscle growing? As I'm 28 and I stopped growing on the conventional sense a long time ago!


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    Haha, well forget that then, thought you were younger.
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    Just been to see my doctor and she said;

    That its my muscles getting use to walking.

    Which my reply was basically a confused face. She said that that because I have swapped jobs (one which I walked a lot all day for 12 hours) to one that I tab and run and walk up and down hills, etc that my shin muscles that help me walk are getting use to it.

    Load of rubbish if you ask me.

    What does everyone else think?


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    (Original post by Lee R)
    Just been to see my doctor and she said;

    That its my muscles getting use to walking.

    Which my reply was basically a confused face. She said that that because I have swapped jobs (one which I walked a lot all day for 12 hours) to one that I tab and run and walk up and down hills, etc that my shin muscles that help me walk are getting use to it.

    Load of rubbish if you ask me.

    What does everyone else think?


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    Doesn't sound right to be honest. From my experience, doctors seem like they don't have a clue for sports injuries/Muscular issues etc. A physio is probably your best option.
 
 
 
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