It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Arthritis Message Board

Shin Pain

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-26-2006, 02:03 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2006
Location: hilo, hawaii
Posts: 76
starship HB User
Shin Pain

Hi To All,
Does anyone suffer from shin pain? Both of my front legs above the ankles is sore. Was wondering if OA would cause shin pain.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 12-29-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 21
blueflamingo HB User
Re: Shin Pain

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.

Old 02-10-2007, 11:00 AM   #3
Ember Lynn
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: E. Liverpool, OH USA
Posts: 1
Ember Lynn HB User
Re: Shin Pain

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.

Old 02-10-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 246
Njoylife HB User
Re: Shin Pain

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..

Old 02-11-2007, 06:17 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,072
Baybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB User
Re: Shin Pain

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.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Shin Splints Asdrubal07 Orthopedic 0 02-27-2010 09:00 PM
shin splints but not shin splints dancergal19 Exercise & Fitness 4 08-11-2009 12:47 AM
Shin pain Fibrobugsme Fibromyalgia 8 03-27-2009 09:52 AM
knee rehab and shin splints ozfan79 Knee & Hip Problems 0 10-24-2008 07:51 AM
Shin pain. Hope someone can help webdude Back Problems 15 04-10-2007 10:11 AM
Pain and swelling in shin and ankle -- can this be from hip? wonderingtoo General Health 0 03-13-2007 07:01 AM
serious shin splints: stretching, shoes not the problem becksA Exercise & Fitness 6 10-28-2005 11:09 AM
Follow up on epidural Q..Is extreme electrical pain, concentrated on shin/ankle/foot Abrie25 Back Problems 1 06-12-2005 09:03 PM
Bone Scan - Shin splints??? bringontherain Bone Disorders 1 06-08-2004 08:28 PM
My 4 year old has shin pain What is it? What do I do? Carriedawn15 Children's Health 3 01-15-2004 07:44 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:05 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!