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I’m experiencing pain in one shin. At first I thought it was shin splints. But when touched in a certain spot, there is severe pain. Stress fracture?

May be Osgood-Schlat. Tera disease. Pain is at the anterior tibial tuberosity. Most common in active athletes. Pain will usually resolve on own. Most prominent on bump about 2" below knee cap when you push in on it. Read up on it on www.mayoclinic.com or www.johnshopkins.com. Read more...
Possibly. There are multiple potential causes, and among them could certainly be a stress fracture. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. Read more...

How can I tell if I have shin splints or a stress fracture?

Area of pain. Shin splints typically hurt over a longer length of bone, and a stress fracture is often point tenderness. If you have concern, see a specialist, and other diagnostic tests may be required to tell for sure. Read more...
Pain may be from... "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 (more pinpoint pain), 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...

How can I distinguish between shin splints and a stress fracture?

Shin splint. The first right thing to do is to see a medical professional . We are the one's trained to do this . No matter how much disinformation is on the internet , there is no substitute for seeing a doctor. Read more...

How to distinguish a stress fracture vs having shin splints?

Area covered. Shin splints typically (but not always) hurt over a wide area, while a stress fracture is more point tenderness. Imaging studies may be indicated to determine if you have a stress fracture. Read more...

What's the difference between shin splints and a stress fracture?

Shin splints is a . General term for shin pain, usually after sports or exercise. Stress fractures are one specific cause of shin pain and so are often listed as a cause of "shin splints". Read more...

How can I tell if I have shin splints or a medial stress fracture?

See doctor. A bone scan or MRI is diagnostic of a stress reaction or fracture. Plain X-rays will reveal it if it is severe and prolonged enough. SHin splints represent an inflammation of the periosteum where the muscles attach to the tibial. Stress reactions indicate that the amount of street you are putting on the tbia exceeds the body's ability to heal it. If you hop on the effected leg and hurts see doc. Read more...

I have intense shin splints or a stress fracture, but how can I know which?

X-ray or MRI. You need to have diagnostic testing to see what your problem is. Read more...
MRI. Mri or bone scan may be able to differentiate. An additional consideration is exertional compartment syndrome, which can be diagnosed by a sports medicine physician in clinic. Ct or x rays may show a "dreaded black line" in the case of a stress fracture. In the shin bone, these fractures are notorious for their slow rate of healing. Some elect to have surgery to stimulate healing. Read more...

Can a person with a tibial or a fibula stress fracture (shin splints) still walk or is almost impossible?

Depends. This would depend on the amount of pain and the severity of the shin splints. Some people with shin splints can still run, while others will really struggle to even walk. I would recommend that you see an orthopedist for evaluation/treatment if your symptoms are really severe. Read more...