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Since I was young 13 I have been gettin sharp pains in my leg near my shin.. It makes me rest while walking often times near tears... Help please?

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Ken Starnes
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In brief: Shin splints?

It could be shin splints, ( tearing of the outer fibers of the tibia from repetitive impact), or possibly a stress fracture.
Ibuprophen, taken as directed, and icing can eleviate some of the pain. A doctor can evaluate, and possibly discuss with you better footwear options or refer you to someone who specializes in that.

In brief: Shin splints?

It could be shin splints, ( tearing of the outer fibers of the tibia from repetitive impact), or possibly a stress fracture.
Ibuprophen, taken as directed, and icing can eleviate some of the pain. A doctor can evaluate, and possibly discuss with you better footwear options or refer you to someone who specializes in that.
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