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calf pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 14, 2006
  • 07:07 PM

hi, i have ain in both of my calfs, for the past 2 weeks every time i walk for long it starts hurting and the pain goes all the way from the shin bone to my ankle, when im playing football, it starts after 5 minutes and then hurts so bad i find it hard to stand or walk, i was just wondering what i could do to stop the pain because i have an important match coming up!! thanks

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  • It's shin splints. The most you can do is wait, and in the future, remember to stretch your legs WELL before any sort of exercise.
    eleven 55 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 07:16 PM
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  • im going to rest it, its just that i have a important match 2morow, so do u think i could just take some pain killers and put some muscle pain cream on it?? Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 07:19 PM
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  • im going to rest it, its just that i have a important match 2morow, so do u think i could just take some pain killers and put some muscle pain cream on it?? Thanks I wouldn't chance it if I were you...but if you are going to play anyway, I'd let your coach know what is going on and definitely take the PKs. But after that...it might be prudent to tell him/her that you're going to have to sit out for the rest of the season. Shin splints aren't serious, but they are certainly painful and can increase the chances of injury.
    eleven 55 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 07:23 PM
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  • I work with a chiropractor, often it can be caused by not having enough support in the arch of your foot, causing it to drop. A cheap and easy way to fix this problem is to put some lambs wool or tissues under the flap inside your shoes.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 00:55 AM
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