Yes, my shins ache like when you're getting the flu. I also have pain on the the shin bones as well as upper arms if I press on them. I don't know what causes it, but I was recently diagnosed with osteo arthritis.
About 15 years ago I had this problem and the Dr's thought I was nuts. I found an article in an old medical book that described it as "shin splints". I'm sure that it was. I believe it was described as a tiny stress fracture. I used 2 inch paper tape and tightly taped the area on my leg, not completely around the leg. I put the tape on tightly several times a day for several weeks. The pain went away and has never returned. Be sure and use paper tape. You can find it a Medical Supply Company. I also have used this to help the pain from torn knee cartlidge. I don't know why but it works. Good luck. Seems the younger Dr's have never heard of this.
Hi to all,
I have a form of RA also and would get shine pain. I recently started working with a dietian and explained to her that after about 2 minutes on my stationary bike my shines would really hurt. She suggested drinking more milk(skim or 1%). She said low calcium can cause shine pain. So I now drink 4 glasses a day and yes, I can peddle longer without pain. Hope this helps. Best of life..
I get shin splints occassionally but I think mine is caused from my foot mechanics. My right ankle is collapsed & turned in, so I have to walk w/my foot turned out and it feels like my left leg is a little longer. So all this affects my muscles in there. I know shin splints can be caused by small stress fractures, but it also happens with tight muscles or imbalance, and doing alot of activity or overdoing it when you're not used to it. I usully get in my left shin, probably because I favor that leg and put more pressure on it. They say also that arch supports can help and making sure not to wear shoes that are worn out. So I guess alot comes down to good foot support and alot of stretching.