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Shin splints and their treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi,
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I Am dr.
User :   Hello Dr.
Doctor :   Pleae go ahead with your query
User :   wanted to check with you about my problem in my leg
Doctor :   can you explain the problem more in detail
User :   while I was jogging on road/ park or in jym I feel numb.
User :   expecially beow the knee cap
User :   between knee cap and foot
User :   in the both legs
Doctor :   ok
User :   is that because of weekness in leg bone of that part?
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   34
Doctor :   Do you have any medical problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   anyback pain
User :   I do get backpain occationally
User :   not regularly
Doctor :   Plz wait
User :   I do get the same problem if I walk fast as well
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I am searching for info ,, plz wait
Doctor :   This is called Shin Splints
Doctor :   Lower leg pain is more common in patients who participate in running or walking activities.
Doctor :   Are u with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Acute care for shin splints includes: ice and compression
modification of activity
Doctor :   functional taping
User :   is this curable?
Doctor :   if the site of irritation is at the tibia, taping may be the most effective approach
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is associated with walking or jagging
User :   usually jagging
Doctor :   It does usually happens for brisk walk
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   it is related to exercise
User :   yes
Doctor :   You need to decrease jagging and increase walking
User :   people jog for hours on thredmill
Doctor :   do it intermittently
Doctor :   But some get problem
Doctor :   some may not get problem
Doctor :   so don;t get disappointed
User :   ok
Doctor :   When u got the pain have to change the life style
User :   ok
Doctor :   This is just decreasing jagging and increasing walking
User :   ok
Doctor :   Tapp on more tender spots
User :   like?
Doctor :   tap with fingers
User :   this is nothing to do with Bone weakness right?
Doctor :   U can also use the knee straps
Doctor :   No
User :   ok
User :   shall I ask question related to my Heart?
Doctor :   This is a kind of constant stress at muscle insertion sites
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Preventative strategies include: replacing worn-out shoes
evaluating the need for orthotics
increase calcium to 1 gm/day
User :   I do feel pain in chest (Heart) during jog or during brisk walk
Doctor :   Based on you age it may not from heart
Doctor :   It may be from skeletal muscles
Doctor :   But u can go for TMT in case u have pain
Doctor :   TMT= Tread Mill Test
User :   I think blood is not pumping with enough speed while I joging
User :   into my heart
User :   that may be the reason I am getting pain
Doctor :   Please do not assume
User :   where do I get TMT test done
Doctor :   Young hearts are pretty robust
Doctor :   Consult Cardiologist
User :   ok. I will
Doctor :   Ok then
User :   Thank you for your help
Doctor :   Any further Questions?
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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