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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: PAIN IN MY SHIN BONE


 Czechleo30 - Mon May 04, 2009 8:45 am

Since years now I have the same problem. I'm a very sport oriented person. I love exercising, running, playting tennis, swimming, etc... That just as a history so you know that I am a person that exercises on a regular basis.

Everyime I start to run more or play more intense tennis, my shin bone start hurting very bad. Even after training the pain remains. If I put my hands on my shin bone and put pressure on it, it hurts very bad. The pain is with me all the time, even when I walk the days after practise.

When I stop exercising for a while, the pain goes away, but it always comes back once I exercise again. Can you tell me what that is? Is it something serious?
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Wed May 13, 2009 11:38 am

User avatar Hello,
If your pain is on the inside part of the shin, this is probably shin splints.
Shin splints result from athletic activity and can be quite painful and debilitating.
Shin splints results from microtrauma of the medial tibia where the posterior tibialis, soleus, or flexor digitorum longus muscles attach. Sometimes stress fractures can occur so xray may be needed and in some cases a bone scan.

People with flattened or flattening arches can develop shin splints so it is important to check your foot type and quality of shoe support.

Treatment for shin splints includes ice, rest, stretching, correcting any muscle tightness or weakness problems in the leg, checking and correcting any foot problems, and sometimes taping or bracing.

Take care.

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