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How can pain in the shin area on both legs while walking along with ankle pain be treated?

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Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo

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Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have pain in my shins when walking..my ankle also hurts after walking or standing..I can t even bend or XXXXXXX without pain
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Answered by Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possible Achilles Tendinitis

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

As far as your clinical history is concerned please follow this:

1) Do a physical examination by your treating doctor [Orthopedic] and for proper diagnosis get X-ray and ultrasound done.

2) Take OTC painkiller [Ibuprofen] and discuss about physio-therapies like exercises and orthotic devices.

3) Discuss about surgical procedures if there is no result in conservative treatment.

Follow lifestyle modifications like this:

1) Try to increase your activity level gradually if you are doing any exercise.

2) Try to avoid activities that place excessive stress on your tendons, such as hill running. If you participate in a strenuous activity, warm up first by exercising at a slower pace. If you notice pain during a particular exercise, stop and rest.

3) Choose your shoes carefully and replace your worn-out shoes.

4) Try to stretch daily. Take time to stretch your calf muscles and Achilles tendon in the morning, before exercise and after exercise to maintain flexibility.

5) Try to strengthen your calf muscles.

Hope that helps.

Regards,
Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo
General & Family Physician
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