Running With Injuries :: How To Deal With Shin Pain?
Feb 15, 2013
I actually began running about 2 months ago, starting with a run 2 minutes, walk 4 and trying to gradually build from there (I m a college student, and had been walking quite a lot, around 4 miles, to and from class each day prior to beginning running). Problem is, my shins have been giving me a LOT of problems. I'm not sure what to do and am becoming quite frustrated...I've tried new shoes (currently in nike prestos, I love the shoes, they are the most comfortable things I have ever worn in my life!), gradually building up my runs, stretching, taking rest periods when they start to hurt...and as a result have not been able to increase mileage at all!
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Should I run through the pain? I am guessing these are just shin splints...is it okay to run through these, do they go away? Is there anything else I can do? If anyone has any advice at all, I would really appreciate it. It is driving me nuts not to be able to run! I am trying to "rest"...so for the past month and a half have only been running about 2 days a week, with each run only about 15 minutes long.
Just been diagnosed. It hurts so bad. How doyou deal?
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I was running the 100m this morning, and at the end of the race, I got a really bad heel pain. It was hard to walk on it, and I had to skip an event. Does anyone know what it could be, and how I can cure it?
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I have been very active lately. I run, cycle and swim. Although I am not preparing for the triathlon I might as well be one of the competitors since I feel very strong. I feel pain just above knee the morning after my workout. Since I work out every day, I feel pain on a daily basis. What do you think about it?
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I have begun to run over the last three years and really enjoy it. Starting last year I have begun to get a burning pain in the side of my neck while running and sometimes during strenuous workouts. It seems to be in the area of the carotid artery. It is usually on the left side but I have experienced it on the right. Could it be a form of heartburn or should I get it checked out. I'm only 35 and have been quite active but don't always eat the best.
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All through the winter i wore heeled boots, only a small heel then about a month ago i started wearing flat "dolly" shoes again, after about a week of wearing flat shoes i woke uP and couldn't walk properly due to pain in my calfs so i went back to wearing boots and just occasionally wearing dolly shoes. Sunday i went for a walk with my friend but i wore flat sandals ended up walking about 3 miles. Monday morning i got out of bed and nearly fell due to pain in my heel which i couldn't feel until i put my weight on it, i found it painful to walk on the rest of the day and today (tuesday) its became worse and the pain has travelled up my calf, similar feeling to what i felt a month before, which is becoming worse as the day goes on.
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Due to running excessively in the military, I believe my leg and feet injuries are related to Posterior Shin Splints and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis.
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I am a female, 5'7, 160 lbs, and in the military.
I run approximately 15 to 20 miles a week.
I have high arches, and run flat footed.
I have hereditary varicose veins that have gradually become worse over time.
**5½ YEARS AGO** I dropped a three year weight class due to constant painful sores in both inner calves. The pain went away within a couple of weeks.
**2½ YEARS AGO** I received a second metatarsal hairline fracture on my left foot, due to an over excessive rucking competition (nearly 50 miles in two days, with zero training beforehand) I was volun-told to compete in a few days prior to the event. It healed within three months respectively, and the doctor had orthotics made for my feet. The orthotics worked great for walking, but instantly made my feet hurt while running. The problem continued to persist.
**2 YEARS AGO** I deployed overseas with my hairline fracture injury 99% healed. For most of the deployment, I did not experience any major problems. Towards the end, the unit conducted organized physical training, which included long runs. I started experiencing severe inflammation in my shins, inner calves, and swelling in my feet. The issue continued back home.
**1 YEAR AGO** I went to physical therapy when I came back from from deployment, and received deep tissue therapy for my shin pain. The deep tissue therapy helped my shins recover after each run, and the bumps on my shins started to disappear after each session (once a week). After my physical therapy sessions were completely over, I only had sensitive and tender shins after working out.
**½ YEAR AGO** When my unit increased the amount of running per week, I noticed the pains/sores were coming back in my inner calves. My shins remained tender, but the main focus was the pain in my inner calves. I went to the doctor for this issue, and they gave me a no running profile for a month. That was fine and dandy, until I came off profile and the situation became much worse than before. I played the “catch up” game to get back to how I used to be before I was on profile. In order to do this to my superiors standards, I had to to do this much faster and harder to achieve the results they were looking for. In doing this, the pains came back sooner, hurt more often, and did not require a hard physical workout to feel randomly throughout the day.
**PRESENT** Fast forward to present day, and now we run nearly every day of the week. Granted, most of the runs are now short runs, but now my pains are making any running absolutely miserable. I now have sharp pains starting from my inner calves, shooting up my legs, reaching the bottom of my knees. My inner calves are extremely sore and tender to the touch, even when I'm not running. I noticed just recently that I now have lumps/bumps on the bottom of both feet, in between the arch and heel (which I believe is called the Post Tibial Tendon). None of these issues are clearing up, unless I do absolutely nothing at all. But, once I start to exercise again, the pains and problems come back with full force. The bumps on my feet are not going away at all, I have had them for a few months and they continue to grow larger. So here are my questions:
1. Do you think I have Posterior Shin Splints and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis?
2. If not, what condition(s) do you think I have?
3. Do you believe these possible conditions can be fixed on my own, or should I see a doctor again?
4. I really cannot afford to stop working out, is there any low impact workouts that can keep me in shape if this turns into a medical issue?
Does anyone have any coping strategies that they could share with me. I have to have a cleaner because I'm too exhausted to even wash my clothes and a carer to shower me. My body is killing me with pain from top to bottom,especially in my back. The pain relief isn't working. I feel like bursting into tears. I can't go on like this any more.
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I had metal plates put in my wrist about 3 weeks ago and am in a removable cast. I have unbearable pain at one spot on the side of my wrist under my thumb. It's real painful when I take my cast off and even with the cast I'm only comfortable holding my hand pointing up. Gravity seems to hurt my hand and can't even put my arm in a splint because it hurts. 2 questions:
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Had anyone experience this to give advice on what you did to get comfortable and how long this pain lasted?
Any advice on the best position to sleep? All positions I've tried put pressure on that side of my wrist. I tried finding a position where my thumb is pointing up, but haven't found a good position that doesn't lock my shoulder. I haven't slept in 2 weeks and really need some sleep.
i've been REALLY stressed out lately. when i stress out i break out then i stress out even more and i don't know what to do.... any ideas on how do deal with stress (besides eating)?
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What has helped you ladies deal with the nausea? Lately it has been getting really bad for me. I cant eat at all and i just don't know what to do anymore...
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Has anyone found something to deal with the increased smells? I could barely stand going in a grocery store because I could smell EVERYONE and EVERYTHING. I never realized grocery stores smell like cardboard. Stinky cardboard. Lol I won't even go into the smell at the meat counter...disgusting. I was wondering if I could dab an essential oil under my nose or something to help.
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Long story short I went to urgent care about 5 months ago because I was feeling lightheaded and disoriented. The NP told me I had an inner ear infection and gave me meds.
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About 4 days later my symptoms had not improved and I went to the ER. They ran tons of tests and all were clear, then told me they also thought it an ear infection. I was diagnosed with a middle ear infection and sinusitis, told to stop my old meds and take some new ones.
I took a full round of antibiotics to clear the infection and after the bottle was empty i noticed no improvement, and may have felt worse.
I made an appointment for balance testing and an MRI with my ENT. The MRI come back squeaky clean. The balance test revealed that I had sustained "low frequency nerve damage in both ears". I now realize he probably meant vestibular nerve damage.
It's been close to 6 months now, I do feel much better than when this started but I still have constant brain fog and a feeling of imbalance. I also seem to feel worse when I go to stores or busy places. (oddly enough this excludes the gym, it's the one place I feel normal some times, I believe due to the fact working out releases endorphins, i'm not sure). I took an auditory test and they said everything seemed normal which is why I think it is neuritis and not labyrinths, as labs usually also causes hearing damage?
What do you guys think, sound like vestibular neuritis?
P.S. I'm doing some at home vestibular exercises, I meet with my ENT on the 22nd and am going to get him to refer me to VRT. At the moment the hardest thing to deal with is the brain fog, and anxiety it causes. I was thinking about asking to be put on Zoloft as my mother takes this and says it does wonders for her. I'm just nervous that it could make my brain fog worse, or slow down compensation. Do you think either of these could happen?
P.P.S. if you have a success story in dealing with this or know someone who has I would love to hear it. I'm beginning to feel that my life will always be like this and it's <seriously depressing> to be honest.
I recently found out I had gestational diabetes and it really made me sad . I feel like they're trying to put me on a diet .. I have no clue how I even got it !!! How do you other mothers cope with this.
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I am wondering if there is someone else who is or has dealt with this condition at this young age. She will be undergoing a series of test in 2 weeks.
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I think about this almost 24 seven. Some days I just sit around the house trying to avoid symptoms.I feel like i'm stuck as I still don't know how bad it will get,can I deal with this or should I give in and start the hrt..so many unknowns
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I've just recently started running. At first it went fine, and I began to gradually increase my endurance and speed, really happy, etc. etc, until recently, I've been struck down by a mysterious malady.
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While I run, my calves tighten up, and it becomes nearly impossible to finish the run. It's not plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis (no swelling, for one thing), but I can't consult a real doctor because I'm living in Japan and have no insurance and a very limited command of the language.
I did purchase new and good shoes, but no dice. I've consulted numerous of my track-involved friends, who offered various bits of contradictory advice. One person advised about 20 minutes of stretching before and after a run. Another said to not stretch before running, and stretch each calf for 3 sets of 30 seconds each. Those are the two extremes, and most suggestions fall somewhere in the middle. I make a point of doing a couple minutes of stretching (basic calf and thigh stretches), but nothing extensive, and I'm not sure what alterations I should make to my routine. I also took some time off, and just walked for my exercise, but when I started running again the problem returned.
Please help, any assistance would be appreciated. I'm just starting to get into running and just starting to get into shape, and I'm afraid that if this affliction keeps on going I will lose the motivation I've managed to fire up.
i get them every race i've ever ran, some worse than others the past few races i've ran my stomach cramps really hindered my racing ability. It normally occurs within the first mile of a 5k and gets worse as the race goes on no matter what i do to my breathing pattern (it usually just switches to another spot on my stomach if i get rid of it). I cant breathe in fully so im definitely not getting enough oxygen. The location of the stomach cramp varies all over my stomach. Is it because i have weak stomach muscles. Plus, now i think i pulled a stomach muscle because with an enormous cramp i pushed my finishing kick to beat another kid in the race and now it's slightly sore.
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I want to know if running or anything like it increases height. If so, how fast and how long should I be running, also how much? I am 16 and 5'6. I weigh 150lbs and I want to grow taller.
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Whenever i go jogging, within 5-10 minutes, the calf muscles near my shin starts cramping/tightening up, I think it's the soleus. Usually one leg cramps up a lot more than the other but not tired one bit. I run on asic gel 1100, got them about 3 weeks ago and i run on a trail in a park. Also sometimes my calves don't cramp up but instead my hips hurt. Is it my running form or something else?
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I am an 18 year old female who has had some heart problems in the past 5 years but they're on the mend. Last night i was running up a hill for what was a maximum of 30 seconds when suddenly i go this burning sensation right across my chest and into my throat i found it very difficult to breathe and was continuously coughing and had this coppery sticky taste in my throat. I started to panic thinking is was something to do with my heart and my legs went weak, i couldn't see properly and had a headache. I eventually got home and my symptoms didn't go for another hour and a half. I put my head in between my knees and gulped down freezing cold water as suggested by my asthmatic sister which helped dull some of the symptoms. Today i feel very weak and tired and haven't had much of an appetite which is very unusual for me . I'm unsure whether it is asthma or not because im not sure whether attacks usually last that long.
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