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A 46-year-old member asked:

why is my tibia in pain if there's no bruise on it?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends...: Would need more information...Could be shin splints. "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain will guide a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics.

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Last updated Apr 5, 2015

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