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Wavy shin with bumps and intense pain post regular track running. How can I fix it?

hi, my name is Paige and im 17yrs old and i just started my second year of track. ive never ran for track before so i just starts about a week or two ago. my shins have been kinda hurting and now when i run my fingers up my shin bone it feels wavy and in about 3 different spots there is a bigger bump then the rest on my left leg and it just feels wavy on my right. i just want to know why there is bumps and why they hurt to touch...and if i can fix it. Thank you.
Asked On : Mon, 9 Apr 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

From the description of your symptoms, its very clear that you have developed SHIN SPLINTS. This usually happens as a result of unaccustomed vigorous physical activity or overuse.

These shin splints heal on their own spontaneously. Follow the below measures -
* adequate rest to the inflammed part
* Ice packing of the involved area till the pain subsides
* analgesic medicines like advil or aleve
* moist heat fomentation to relax the taut muscles

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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