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Shin muscle strain
I am getting strain ,fatigue and burning sensation in shin muscle between below knee and above ankle only during running. During walking I don't have any pain.i participate in 10k run also run weekly 3 to 4 times.
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Go for physiotherapy..ultrasonic therapy for healing,tens for muscle relaxation and wax therapy for reducing inflammation may required . take rest. then the exercises are to be done and very much important. At home-Take some rest+ankle toe full stretch(back and forth & rotations) at every 2 hours, leg elevation+cold/ice pack+apply some pain killer gel.
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Short Arcs: Lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight Leg Raise: Lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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You should reduce your running distance and speed. Make sure you dont have deficiency. Vitamin D supplement will help. Avoid running in pain, when pain appears take rest and restart only later. this may take a few weeks to settle. Xray will help to see if you have any periostitis (bone changes) wherein you may have to do activity modification for a longer period
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In my opinion you must go for dry needling as you are getting tibialis anterior spasm every time you run...it's a new technique by which your spasm get relaxed... followed by cold fermentation and you will be able to run again...get well soon take care...
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Find out a physiotherapist who practices dry needling
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Proper warm up and cool down should be done before and after the run is important Including stretching exs of the shin muscle is most important before the run..
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Hello, Its an Over use injury. Many reasons for Shin pain * Lack of calf muscle flexibility * Lack of calf muscles strength * Too much and Too soon (Before your getting your muscles and ligaments stronger if you increase the milage per week) * Worn out shoes and more....
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1.STOP running for 4 weeks 2.Ice 15 mins x twice 3.Consult a SPORTS Physio for a Global Musculoskeletal assessment 4.Stretch your calf periodically (5-8 times/ day) 5.Resume with proper Work:Rest ratio 6.Reduce the milage 7.Increase the rest period between run 8.Progress the distance or milage or intensity gradually)
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If you don't follow this gold standard universal recommendation you may end up with stress fracture in your shin bone.
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Hello there...... If you have leg pain from cramps or overuse, take these steps first: Rest as much as possible.Elevate your leg....Apply ice for up to 15 minutes. Do this 4 times per day, more often for the first few days....Gently stretch and massage cramping muscles....Take over-the-counter pain medicines.... Other treatment options will depend on the cause of your leg pain..... Consult Orthopedician.....
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