Shin pain when walking

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You started walking more, and you notice this uncomfortable pain in your shins. Welcome to the world of shin splints from walking. It is a pain in the butt to deal with but none the less, you need to keep walking, and we want to help you do that. The scary thing about developing shin splints from running is that if you progress in your activity to faster walking or running, they will only get worse.

Symptoms of Shin Splints from Walking
Walking becomes painful for lower legs
Hurts to touch shins
Posterior tibialis is so tight that it is sore to touch
The symptoms of shin splints from walking are not always that evident at first. Shin splints tend to sneak up on you slowly because it is an overuse injury. One day when walking you will begin to feel slight pain, but it never starts off bad enough to stop or think you are injured.

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That is where the problem lies. You keep walking and even increasing your volume of walking, and the pain gets worse. The key to fighting an overuse injury is remembering that these pains don’t go away magically. If you want the pain of shin splints from walking to go away, you have to do something about it.

Cause of Shin Splints From Walking
The cause of this injury is too much stress on the shaft of your tibia bone. The added stress often comes from a poor walking form or weak muscles in the lower leg. If you are walking a lot in flip-flops, for example, the improper footwear makes your feet work hard to grip on to the slippers, so they don’t fall off. Doing this makes your feet, and lower legs work harder and tire quickly causing the shin to stress quicker.

The second cause is weak muscles in the lower leg. We will talk about this solution a bit later, but the problem stems from those muscles not being strong enough to take the stress you put on your legs from walking. The bad news is that you have to work to change this, the good news is that this can be fixed.

Treatment of Shin Splints from Walking
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Decrease amount of walking done per day
Tibialis anterior and posterior strengthening
Ice for acute pain day to day
Use of orthotics
Walk in better shoes
Rehab routine
Improve posture when walking
Find an Excellent Sports Medicine Provider on Kho Health
The great thing about working with sports medicine kho providers even when you don’t consider yourself to be an athlete is that they are used to working with people with much worse injuries. A sports medicine provider sees tonnes of runners that have terrible cases of shin splints, and they have a big race coming up on the weekend.

Your case of shin splints from walking is not as severe and will be much easier for them to deal with. Finding a healthcare provider is always your best bet because they will be able to walk you through everything you need to do to get this feeling better. Use the search database on Kho Health to find all of this information.

Updated 07-19-2018 at 02:04 AM by IanAlexander1

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