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I have shin bone pain and it's worse at night, mom won't take me to the dr. I worked out last week so I don't think it's shin splints. Pain off and on?

I have shin bone pain and it's worse at night, mom won't take me to the dr. I worked out last week so I don't think it's shin splints. Pain off and on?

You might be correct: But it may be a few different diagnosis, including things that may be important for you to know about sooner rather than later. Tell your mom, I suggested you get taken to an orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation, & to ensure there is nothing to worry about, and that there is nothing growing in your bone, for example. At your age things that can cause such complaint, range from mild to serious stuff. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I thoughtihad really bad shin splints so i didn't play any soccer for a week and it still hurts2 walk could it be a sfx? The pain is right on the bone

I thoughtihad really bad shin splints so i didn't play any soccer for a week and it still hurts2 walk could it be a sfx? The pain is right on the bone

It could be.: It could be a stress fracture. Shin splints however can be painful for a significant period of time so it could still be pain from shinsplints. If pain persists an x-ray or another diagnostic study might be needed. ...Read more

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Lower left leg pain. Sharp but doesn't hinder anything. No known bruising. Just above shin but it isn't on the bone so not shin splints I think?

Lower left leg pain. Sharp but doesn't hinder anything. No known bruising. Just above shin but it isn't on the bone so not shin splints I think?

Could be Shin splint: Shin splints are not necessarily on the bone. What happens is that the muscle belly gets pulled from the bone, but the pain can be palpated on the muscle itself. Have to know why, what activity were you doing, etc. Rest, ice area and see if pain goes away. If not, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Hello, I've been having some pain in shin and I'm not exactly sure if it's a shin splint, because it's the bone. ?

Hello, I've been having some pain in shin and I'm not exactly sure if it's a shin splint, because it's the bone. ?

Be aware: Shin splints are a common injury for active individuals and are caused by the anterior muscle pulling from its attachment on the tibia (bone in the leg). Sometimes this type of pain coming more from the bone can be a stress fracture. These injuries tend to heal well but require modification in activity and even weight bearing status for a period of time. See your Doctor for follow up. ...Read more

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I've got like this sharp pain in my calf like on the bone in front. Could it be a shin splint?

I've got like this sharp pain in my calf like on the bone in front. Could it be a shin splint?

It is possible.: Could be a shin splint, but could be a number of other things. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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Does rubbing shin splints out help?

Does rubbing shin splints out help?

Shin splints: First make sure that your lower leg pain is not really a stress fracture of the tibia bone. Treatment of medial tibia stress syndrome involves icing up to three times a day, taking some antiinflammatory medication, reducing impact activities, get shock absorbing insoles, reduce your miles running and increase them gradually. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat shin splints?

What can I do to treat shin splints?

Resistance condition: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your toes tip them so the sole of your foot faces outward. That motion should strengthen the muscle that is usually responsible for shin splints. In addition, balancing up on your tip toes is another goid exercise to strengthen thoee muscles. ...Read more

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How can I treat shin splints at home?

Rest: Primarily, rest is important. Other things to do include icing, anti-inflammatory medications, & arch supports. Physical therapy may also help with the recovery, and surgery is rarely needed. ...Read more

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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more