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I fell down an escalator 4 weeks ago & had cuts & bruising on my shins. It looks 95% healed but my shins really hurt to touch. Should i worry?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Periosteum?

There is very little protective fat over the shin.
The bone has a film called periosteum which is quite sensitive. This may be why you still have pain. However, when in doubt obtain medical evaluation.

In brief: Periosteum?

There is very little protective fat over the shin.
The bone has a film called periosteum which is quite sensitive. This may be why you still have pain. However, when in doubt obtain medical evaluation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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