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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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Is their a lot of radiation with a bone scan (left leg)?

Is their a lot of radiation with a bone scan (left leg)?

No, not really: Bone scan is considered fairly harmless medical procedure.I would not worry about the very small dose of radiation associated with this procedure. ...Read more

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53 year old with M.S. Extreme fatigue, weight loss, recurring abdominal cramps, Low IGG levels, bone scan normal, leg pain, weakness, headaches?

MS related: Many of your symptoms appear to be related to MS, others are not. With low immunogobulin level, is not consistent with untreated MS; need to discuss with your physician and neurologist whether something else is going on. ...Read more

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Have papillary thyroid cancer. Recent bone scan showed area of concentrated radioactivity on lower leg bone. Cancer too?

Very unlikely: positive bone scan does not mean cancer any recent activity in the bone from recent healing,to a inflammation,to possible infection will cause hot spot on bone scan papillary thyroid cancer is not known to be super aggressive and the chance of metastases to the bone is super rare. check with your doctor most likely it will be something simple ...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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What can be done for severe shin splints?

Rest: rest from activities, PT, antiinflamatorries usually will solve the problem. ...Read more

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Do compression sleeves help shin splints?

Do compression sleeves help shin splints?

No: But they may make you feel better. Shin Splints usually improve after a reduction of activity for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Are there ways to make shin splints go away?

Several Options...: "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 can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com). ...Read more

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How do I deal with shin splints while in p.E.?

Stretching, heel cup: Shin splints are a stress injury to the tibia bone. A right heelcord can contribute to this so achilles stretching is a must. Viscoelastic (silicone) heelcups are helpful for shock absorption. Finally, evaluate your running style as errors in fair can overload the bone and contribute to the problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could cure my shin splints?

Rest and icing: Shin splints(medically known as tibial stress syndrome) is an overuse injury that occurs when a person (often an athlete)increases their level of physical activity or training quickly over a short period of time.Rest and icing will effectively treat most cases of shin splints.You can decrease your chances of getting shin splints again by gradually increasing your activity level over several weeks. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to how do I avoid shin splints?

Looking for answer to how do I avoid shin splints?

Shin splints: If you are walking or running for exercise you need to do adaequte stretching before and after activity. Icing the shins after a workout and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory like alleve or advil (ibuprofen) should help. To prevent further bouts, see a podiatrist. You may need an orthotic in your shoe to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Will shin splints stop me from going on my vacation?

Should Not Stop You: Shin splints should not stop you from going on your vacation. They will only limit some of the activities that you can do. You should check with your physician to see what you can and cannot do. ...Read more

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What are activities that typically cause shin splints?

What are activities that typically cause shin splints?

Running, jumping: Typically the symptoms are caused by activities with a pounding type of repetive motion on the legs such as running, jumping, aerobics, etc. The best way to avoid this problem is stretching, well cushioned shoes replaced when necessary, nsaids, and ice to affected areas after working out. Nsaids also can be helpful. ...Read more

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How can you treat shin splints i've had for two weeks?

How can you treat shin splints i've had for two weeks?

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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What is the best way to relieve pain for shin splints?

What is the best way to relieve pain for shin splints?

Shin splints: If you are walking or running for exercise you need to do adaequte stretching before and after activity. Icing the shins after a workout and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory like alleve or advil (ibuprofen) should help. To prevent further bouts, see a podiatrist. You may need an orthotic in your shoe to prevent recurrence. ...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


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Shin Splints (Definition)

An acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, ...Read more