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Pains in shins, lumpy, hurt while resting. What treatments are available for me?

hi, i recently started playing netball and realize that i have pains in my shins. it is also lumpy and doesn't hurt during the game but only after. i stopped playing netball for a while and it eased up but as soon as i started again the pain has returned. i usually feel a throbbing on the front of my leg running down to my ankle and also the inner side of my legs running down my ankle. i enjoy the sports a lot and will like to know what treatments are available for me.
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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As you have described the cause of the pain it is obvious the pain is due to the over stretching of the calf muscles due to excessive exertion or playing game after a long interval which causes such symptoms due to accumualation of lactic acid in muscle. The pain usually resolves within 3-4 days without any medication however you can use simple analgesics like diclofenic sodium or mefnamic acid. muscle relaxant like nuberol forte is also very much effective.

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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
The painful lumps on the shin could be inflammatory swellings or related to the bursae or shin splints. A direct examination of the area is needed for proper diagnosis. You can apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
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