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Leg Cramps and Its Causes

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 Dr John Anne (July 31, 2008)  A muscle cramp is involuntary that sustained tightening of one or more of your muscles. It can sometimes result in intense pain and an inability to use the affected muscles. Leg Cramps are very powerful contractions of the muscles in which pain occurs in lower leg. Night leg cramps often occur just as you're falling asleep or just as you're waking up. The other leg cramps occurs after .. (Pain Management)

Hidden Dangers at the Gym For Your Back and Body

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 Steve Hefferon (July 31, 2008)  If you go to the gym to get healthy and fit, look good, feel good and pamper your ego, then I urge you take a minute to think about something. Do you remember the old adage, “People like to do what they are good at and comfortable with"? Are you living that old adage at the gym? Most people do. They have a set routine at the gym and it's that routine coupled with the mechanics of . (Pain Management)

Causes of Fibromyalgia

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 Carlyn McKinley (July 31, 2008)  The exact causes of fibromyalgia are hard to discuss, because the reality is that doctors don't know exactly what causes fibromyalgia. There are many theories and studies that have been done to try and discover the cause of fibromyalgia, but this condition varies so much between patients that it is hard to pinpoint the exact cause. Fibromyalgia is a condition where the body becomes .. (Pain Management)

The Apposite and Essential Treatments For Abdominal Pain

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 Robert Sifer (July 31, 2008)  With a demanding and hectic lifestyle, a lot of people fall short on giving their body the right kinds of foods, nutrients, vitamins and minerals to make their stomach healthy and their entire body as well. Along with a busy way of living comes an unhealthy eating habit that comprises of fast and processed foods. This is primarily the reason why a lot of people have resorted to instant .. (Pain Management)

Pain is Our Bodies Crying For Help!

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 Darlene Tabler (July 30, 2008)  We've all tried NSAIDS (over the counter pain medications) like Tylenol and Motrin from time to time when in pain. But recent information indicates that these drugs can cause damage to the stomach, and increase the risk of renal failure. Prescription drugs like Vioxx and Celebrex come with their own serious health risks as evidenced by the nightly news. Pain however is only a symptom .. (Pain Management)

Headaches and Migraines Is There Any Way to Get Rid of Head Pain Without Drugs?

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 Kathryn Merrow (July 30, 2008)  Is there any way to get rid of headaches and migraines naturally, or are we doomed to take pain medication forever? While pain medication can definitely seem very useful in the treatment of migraines and other head pain, they do have a serious downside. All medicines have side effects, and some are dangerous. We see more ads for medicines than anything else because the big .. (Pain Management)

The Basics Behind Migraine Headaches

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 C L Talbert (July 30, 2008)  I have been suffering with migraine headaches for a long time. In fact I have one as I write this. My headaches usually last a couple of days and light, noise and stress just make them worse. According to Webster, a migraine is an intense headache. Migraine headaches can occur at any time during the day and usually the symptoms are a throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head, .. (Pain Management)

Pain Meds For Chronic Pain?

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 Neil Thrasher (July 30, 2008)  Pain meds should not be looked at as a universal solution to dealing with chronic pain. Any chronic condition takes time to present itself, so obviously it will take time to get rid of it. Pain meds can definitely help the situation, but in order to achieve long term relief an effective pain management program will be needed, along with having the right people around you. Many people .. (Pain Management)

Natural Migraine Treatment Methods to Get Rid of Migraine Headache Forever

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 Laxman M (July 29, 2008)  Migraine headache is one of the most severe forms of headaches which affect millions of people every year. Modern treatment methods are aimed at addressing just the pain of the headache and not the root cause. It is recommended to resort to Natural Migraine treatment methods to treat the problem at its roots and prevent its recurrence. Characteristics of Migraine Headache: Although, .. (Pain Management)

Fibromyalgia Disability

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 Carlyn McKinley (July 29, 2008)  Is a fibromyalgia disability a condition that will leave me unable to work? That is one of the first questions many people ask when they are diagnosed with this condition. A fibromyalgia patient understands that the condition leaves them fatigued most of the day, but they still have hope that it can be treated so that they can continue with their daily life. One point that needs to be .. (Pain Management)

Compression Stockings and Post Thrombotic Syndrome

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 Gail Burton (July 29, 2008)  Post thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a burdensome and costly complication of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) that develops in 20-40% of patients within 1-2 years after symptomatic DVT. Affected patients have chronic leg pain and swelling and may develop ulcers. Post-thrombotic syndrome is sometimes referred to as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) or as post-phlebitic syndrome. Graduated .. (Pain Management)

What is the Right Migraine Treatment?

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 Laxman M (July 29, 2008)  Migraine is a devastating headache suffered by millions worldwide. Although, it is very severe and has been around for a very long time, till date there is no drug that can be said as a one stop cure for migraine. Almost all the medicines that are prescribed by the doctors to cure migraine are aimed more at keeping the pain in check than in actually treating the root cause of the .. (Pain Management)

Pain Relief With Injection Therapy

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 A Chakrabarti (July 26, 2008)  Derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, Botox belongs to a group of drugs commonly known as Botulinum Toxin. There are seven different type of Botulinum toxin and the Type A is used most commonly in the clinical setting. Towards the middle of the last century, the muscle-relaxant properties of Botulinum Toxin Type A were first identified, and subsequently intensive research .. (Pain Management)

Five Things You Can Do to Stop Your Migraine Headache

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 Dr. Raeburn Forbes (July 25, 2008)  Migraine Treatment: Step 1 - Sleep Sleep has long been recognised as a treatment for migraine. Many people with migraine take to their bed, as it is the only way to get comfortable. Sleep will inevitably follow, and it is a common experience to waken with your head feeling a lot better - if not completely gone. An irregular sleep pattern and sleep deprivation can trigger migraine .. (Pain Management)

Intra Articular Injections For Pain Management

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 Summer N Banks (July 25, 2008)  In cases of severe pain, patients often seek medical help and advice on the best possible solution or course of treatment for the pain. One such treatment is the intra-articular injection for pain management. An intra-articular injection is one that is placed within the cavity of a joint. This form of pain relief will most often be administered when the patient has followed other .. (Pain Management)

Trouble With Flip Flops

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 Lyla Feldman (July 25, 2008)  Flip flops are a summer time staple for many people, especially the younger generations. I am willing to bet that it is mostly due to the fact that they have few if any foot problems. Some experts say that they are ideal for the beach and running short errands, but not for schlepping all over god's creation. They can also prevent you from catching athlete's foot or plantar warts in .. (Pain Management)

How to Relieve Pain and Prevent Injury From Computer Work 5 Steps You Can Take For Instant Relief

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 Nina Schnipper (July 24, 2008)  With practically every office worker spending hours daily at a computer, muscle pain and repetitive strain injuries are common in the workplace. However, there are simple steps you can take to relieve pain and tension instantly, and to prevent injuries. Pain and injury. Working in the same physical position for consecutive hours can cause muscles to feel painfully overworked. This .. (Pain Management)

Headache and Migraine Pain Treat the Patient Not the Symptoms

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 David M Fenton (July 24, 2008)  The term ‘Headache’ or ‘Migraine’ is such a commonly used description that we often don't realise the severity of pain, discomfort and sometimes nausea the sufferer is enduring. Headache and migraine sufferers often find the very quality of their lives, and the lives of those around them, being gradually destroyed as they struggle to smile through their torture. .. (Pain Management)

Foot Pain

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 Kent Elliot (July 23, 2008)  On the whole, the feet are very small when compared to the rest of the body. During the day, most people spend about 12 to 14 hours on their feet. Because the feet are used so much during normal daily activity, the excessive loads that are placed on the feet mean approximately 75% of people worldwide will suffer foot pain at some stage in their lives. Foot pain can also reduce your .. (Pain Management)

Joint Pain Relief What is the Best Natural Joint Pain Relief Solution?

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 Chris L Brown (July 22, 2008)  Overview on Joint Pain Joint pain and stiffness is often a symptom of old age but perhaps it is the result of an active lifestyle. Constant physical activity, whether it be work or play related can effect the way you move and interact with the environment. This can be a painful disadvantage in ones life as it may seem like you are not doing the same things that you love and enjoy and .. (Pain Management)

Chronic Pain Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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 Russell Greenseid (July 22, 2008)  Pain is a feeling that every individual experiences some time or other in one's lifetime. Injuries, cuts, surgery, kidney stones, childbirth, all these can produce pain of different intensities. Basically, there are two types of pain, acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is a warning from the body about some internal body problem and this pain resolves as soon as the cause for the .. (Pain Management)

Chronic Pain Management Services

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 Russell Greenseid (July 22, 2008)  Chronic pain can be defined as a progressive discomfort which can be of different degrees - from mild to severe. Chronic pain is usually linked to a chronic disease and persists longer than acute pain, and lacks a clear cause. Millions of people suffer from chronic pain, and effective tackling of chronic pain is necessary. It is here that chronic pain management services become .. (Pain Management)

Learn How to Fight Pain and Improve Your Life With In Home Ultrasound Treatments

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 K. Petit (July 22, 2008)  The use of your own in-home ultrasound system will get you back on your feet in no time. This article explains how it works and why you need it. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ultrasound Most of us know about diagnostic ultrasound being used for diagnosing certain conditions; it is painless and safe. Ultrasound is used during pregnancy to monitor growing fetuses and returns valuable .. (Pain Management)

How Muscle Injury Develops For Computer Workers 3 Studies Connect Stress and Pain Syndromes

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 Nina Schnipper (July 21, 2008)  A generation of office workers is experiencing sky-high rates of pain and injury due to computer work. Spending the majority of one's working hours in the same position, remaining mostly inactive, will take obvious tolls on your health. However, three studies also looked at the physical differences in muscle tension when computer workers were feeling emotionally and mentally stressed .. (Pain Management)

Migraine Relief You Can Live With

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 Lyla Feldman (July 21, 2008)  Migraine headaches can cause excruciating pain and can become disabling. The symptoms can become so severe that it makes you want to crawl up into a ball in a dark place. Sometimes the headaches come with flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling in the limbs. Some people experience nausea, vomiting, extreme sensitivity to light and sound. In the last decade, many break throughs have .. (Pain Management)

Aromatherapy Headache Treatment

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 Mary Betz (July 21, 2008)  For thousands of years aromatherapy headache treatments have been used for migraine and tension headache. You may have heard of it before this but wondered how aromatherapy and headache go together. Indeed, until modern medicine discovered the pills and pharmaceuticals that would treat headaches, scents of oils and plants were about the only things used. Now, we have purified essential .. (Pain Management)

Acupuncture An Effective Way to Eliminate Pain

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 Russell Greenseid (July 21, 2008)  Acupuncture is a traditional method of treatment for relieving pain by means of inserting fine, hair-thin needles to special points in the human body. The extent to which pain is relieved depends on the exact points at which the needles are inserted, and also depend on the physical conditions of the patient. The treatment is based on the assumption that our body health is controlled by .. (Pain Management)

Fibromyalgia Tag, You May Be It?

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 Joseph Constant (July 21, 2008)  You may be a man or woman who has fibromyalgia. Next, your brother or sister may have fibromyalgia, you daughter has it; you even suspect that your mother has it as well, although she has been diagnosed with it just yet. All the key women in your family have fallen victim to fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Just when you though that it could nor get any worse, your best friend is also .. (Pain Management)

Prevent Muscle Pain, Stress and Injury From Computer Work 5 Steps You Can Use Immediately

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 Nina Schnipper (July 21, 2008)  Working on a computer has serious physical consequences. Repetitive movements, combined with minimal activity, can cause muscle pain and injury. Recent research suggests that stress can affect muscle activity during computer work. Your mental state can impact how hard your muscles are working. It can contribute to fatigued muscles and repetitive strain injuries. Symptoms of Repetitive . (Pain Management)

Sometimes Sufferers Will Experience Vagueness

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 Mabel Van Niekerk (July 20, 2008)  Sometimes sufferers will experience vagueness in their minds after an attack has subsided. There are many different symptoms that people report having. It appears that the symptoms depend on the severity of the attack experienced. When groups of sufferers were asked about their symptoms it appeared that most of them experienced the same type of feeling. There were some participants of .. (Pain Management)

How to Overcome Kidney Pain

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 Mc Raflesia (July 20, 2008)  Kidney pain is the occasion of pain that derives from the kidney. Pain affected by the kidneys is in general suffered in the flank area, which is in the back, just at the lower edge of the ribs on either side of the spine. Pain affected by the kidneys has a tendency to be sharp, ruthless and arise in waves. In a good number of cases, kidney disease does not bring about pain or distress . (Pain Management)

How to Exercise Every Day Without Pain

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 Ronald Nzimora (July 20, 2008)  Here's a quick, easy way to get your health into top shape, quickly and easily: Simply take 30 minutes to start each day with some form of exercise, immediately after waking up. This is one of the most empowering habits you can create. Most people spend the first half of each day like a sleep walker, not really feeling up to anything. Not really feeling alive. You wake up with the .. (Pain Management)

6 Steps to Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

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 Robert G Fenton (July 20, 2008)  Do you suffer with fibromyalgia and the pain associated with it? Finding ways to relieve pain from this chronic disease can be difficult. Let's discuss several methods for treating fibromyalgia pain. 1. Exercise One of the easiest ways to deal with fibromyalgia is to engage in a consistent exercise routine. Exercise is beneficial to your overall well being, but can be especially .. (Pain Management)

Pain Relief What is the Best Natural Pain Remedy?

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 Chris L Brown (July 18, 2008)  Being able to enjoy life is vital for survival but pain and its many sorts can have a massive effect on how we carry out our lives. There are many types of pain such as headaches, back pain, muscle pain, chronic pain and little niggling pain that hinders performance on a day to day basis. There are many treatments, remedies and pain relief formulas that are on the market, but there are .. (Pain Management)

How to Manage Your Acute Pain

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 Sarfaraz Ali (July 18, 2008)  It is more commonly referred to as the pain medicine. And as the name somewhat refers it deals with respite from aches and hurting. The administration of the respective condition depends on its kind. If the category of pain being dealt with is that of the acute pain that is the direct outcome of a shock or an underlying ordeal, it might be reversed without medication. But if the .. (Pain Management)

Headache Management How Can Coffee Help Your Headache

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 Robert Deveau (July 17, 2008)  There are very many headache food triggers known to researchers now.   Consumption of caffeine can have an unpredictable effect on the frequency and severity of your headaches.   The main problem is that it is difficult to predict which effect it will have.     Coffee can either reduce your existing headache or start a new one.   Many people do not even realize that since a .. (Pain Management)

There is No Definite Cure For These Debilitating Headaches

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 Mabel Van Niekerk (July 17, 2008)  There is no definite cure for these debilitating headaches and science has not yet proved what the exact cause is. I have made a study of the remedies and realize that unless you want to become a victim of the “cure" as well, you need to start becoming pro active and investigate for yourself what it is that triggers off your attacks. After watching immediate family members suffer . (Pain Management)

Why, You Could Have Fibromyalgia and Not Even Know

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 Karen Larsen (July 17, 2008)  "I'm tired all of the time, and I'm having trouble sleeping. " Marilyn complained to her doctor. "It happens as you get older. " "And I'm sore all over. It's like my bones ache! Over the counter pain reliever doesn't do anything for it, and I can't concentrate because of it. " She continued, twirling her thumbs in her lap. "Marilyn, there's nothing wrong with you. These symptoms are .. (Pain Management)

Migraine Aura Or Ocular Migraine? Which is Which?

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 Mary Betz (July 16, 2008)  Migraine aura is part of the total headache phase but occurs in only about 15% of people with migraines. Auras are typically physical changes in the senses that herald a migraine. Most people are familiar with visual auras. People will have changes to their vision that ranges from blurry vision and distorted vision all the way to full blindness. Sparkling lights, dancing dots and zig .. (Pain Management)

Fibromyalgia Treatments Learn How to Stop Fibromyalgia Pain

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 Carlyn McKinley (July 16, 2008)  There are a number of fibromyalgia treatments for the individual who suffers from this chronic condition. While there is no cure for this medical condition, there are a number of treatments that can be administered by a medical professional, and some that can be performed at home in order for some sufferers to achieve relief from the symptoms that are experienced with fibromyalgia. .. (Pain Management)

Gout Relief Find Fast Relief From Your Gout Symptoms!

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 Emmaline Edmunds (July 16, 2008)  Gout relief is difficult to find if you are dealing with this painful condition, but don't worry because there are things that you can do to reduce the symptoms and stop the gout pain. To start off, let's look at a quick overview of the condition of gout: Gout is caused by increased levels of uric acid in the body. The uric acid begins to collect in the joints, and starts to .. (Pain Management)

Pain and Performance

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 Mike T Nelson (July 16, 2008)  Melzack defined the Neuromatrix of pain as “pain is a multidimensional experience produced by characteristic ‘neurosignature’ patterns of nerve impulses generated by a widely distributed neural network-the ‘body-self neuromatrix'-in the brain (3). " Anyone still there? Wow, that does sound like something right out of the movie the Matrix with big fancy words like . (Pain Management)

Muscle Fatigue and Stress Fractures

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 Jennifer Chu (July 16, 2008)  Stress fracture is a common musculoskeletal problem affecting athletes and soldiers. Repetitive high bone strains and strain rates are considered to be its etiology. The strain level necessary to cause fatigue failure of bone ex vivo is higher than the strains recorded in humans during vigorous physical activity. A study was performed to prove that during fatiguing exercises, bone .. (Pain Management)

Knee Pain and Self Care

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 Jennifer Chu (July 16, 2008)  A study was performed to describe the treatment of knee pain in older adults in primary care and to compare reported practice with published evidence. A semi-structured interview was performed of older adults with knee pain about their use of 26 interventions for knee pain. 201 adults were interviewed. A median of six interventions had been advised for each participant: * heat and ice .. (Pain Management)

Hypnosis in Pain Management The 3 Cs Change Formula For Using Hypnosis in Pain Management

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 Seth-Deborah Roth (July 15, 2008)  There are 3 “Change" steps to obtaining pain relief when using hypnosis as a tool for making change. These are change your language, change your perspective and change your focus of attention. Simple steps yet awesomely powerful. 1) Change the language you use. The subconscious mind is like a 4-7 year old child. It is your emotional mind. It takes in all information like a .. (Pain Management)

Headache Pain - 3 Ways to Reduce Headache Frequency

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 Robert Deveau (July 15, 2008)  I had been a headache sufferer for twenty years. A few years ago, I was forced to take some drastic measures to try to finally end or at least reduce the severity of my headaches. As you read on, you will see what I mean by drastic. You will not like some of them, and honestly I doubt that very many readers will be even willing to try them. If you are like I was, however, you will have .. (Pain Management)

Reflex Release Technique For Pain Management

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 Brian Morgan (July 14, 2008)  Reflex Release Technique is a method of pain relief developed by physical therapist John Iams. Iams believes that many of the musculoskeletal pain problems are due to over-active reflexes. He has devised a method of evaluating and treating these reflexes that often give immediate pain relief. After injuries occur, the muscles often tighten up reflexively to protect from further injury .. (Pain Management)

Migraine Headache and TMJ Syndrome

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 Mary Betz (July 14, 2008)  Headache and TMJ syndrome may go together if you have chronic recurring headaches. While wildly over diagnosed in the 1970's recently newer imaging techniques, such as MRI's, have allowed for a better look at this facial joint that causes so much pain. TMJ or temporomandibular joint syndrome as the disorder is commonly called, is poorly understood at the present time in terms of how it . (Pain Management)

6 Types of Muscle Tightness

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 Anita Boser (July 14, 2008)  Everyone has tight muscles sometimes, and some people have tight muscles all the time. While tightness is certainly uncomfortable and a request for attention, it is not a useful adjective for diagnosis, because this sensation has several causes. Treatment for one type of tight muscle can actually make another worse. Learn six types of tightness so you can respond to your muscles’ .. (Pain Management)

Shin Pain Slowing Down Your Fitness Goals?

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 Dr Marybeth Crane (July 13, 2008)  "My shins are killing me after running, " is a common complaint of new runners or runners increasing their mileage or intensity. My daughter Caitlin complained of shin splints after only two weeks of running summer track! It has been estimated that “shin splints" account for approximately 15% of all running injuries and may account for up to 60% of leg pain in runners. Many terms .. (Pain Management)




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