Shin splints

Hi everyone just in from work on my feet most of the day dont know how I stay up right lol but seriously sometimes I dont . For the last maybe month, iv been suffering with pains all down the front of my shins my late mum use to call them shin splints thats probably not the technical term for it any way I presume im not the only one of us to be suffering with this so has any of you lovely people got any cures or suggestions as to how I can stop it without having to get new legs lol ?

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  • Usually shin splints are caused by running or being in high heels, the only cure I was told by a GP is rest and very comfortable flat shoes preferably ones with cushion soles it helps absorb some of the pressure on your legs.

  • Thank for your reply . I am way past running and high heel wearing so not sure what could be causing it or even if it is shin splins maybe its just fibro pain . I may see if I can get some cushioned insole might help thanks and wishing you pain free days xx

  • Hi

    Like Scottish-piglet, I've always know shin splints to be associated with running on hard surfaces. My brother in law had them and had to stop running. If I were you I'd go see your GP and see what he thinks you've got, just to be on the safe side.

    Good luck and best wishes. 🌸

  • Thanks fibropop my gp is on his hols gor 3 eeeks but I have booked in to see him the week he comes back I will bring it up when im there . I will probably have a list as long as my arm when I see him. My main reason for going is I think I need a change of medication as its not having much affect anymore not that it had much anyway lol . So most of the time I just roll with the pain and get on with it but my shins wont let me at the mo so defo

    Need to see him .So once again thanks its nice to know that people take time out to try and help wishing you painfree nights and days xx

  • Hi stargirl47

    I am so genuinely sorry to read this and I sincerely hope that you can find some resolution to this issue. I have pasted you below a link to the NHS Choices cache on this:

    I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Thanks ken I will be thamkful for a little bit of relief hoping you have a pain free day xxx

  • Try massaging a little magnesium oil into them at night, it could help. You may be low in VitD too, which adds to aches and pains.

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