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Shin pain

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May 2016
8:37pm, 12 May 2016
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richmac
twelve weeks and yes. If you get a sympathetic surgeon you can get an aircast boot or detachable cast. If not a full cast. You can walk with these it's just extra support. Be warned, you will become a triathlete.
May 2016
8:42pm, 12 May 2016
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Reinhold Messner
Might just be tight calves causing a pulling on the 'thing' that runs across the shinbone roughly where you're feeling pain - nobody on this thread actually knows what the cause is. But either way rest and stretching* is likely to be the best starting point.

*including but not limited to hamstrings, quads, glutes and back
May 2016
8:55pm, 12 May 2016
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richmac
I'd disagree, a proper diagnoses is a better starting point. If you get an xray that shows squat then great, but at least you will know. Resting and stretching wont tell you jack will it?
May 2016
9:22pm, 12 May 2016
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eL Bee!
Something about Pose ;)
May 2016
9:25pm, 12 May 2016
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GlennR
I miss that thread. ;)
May 2016
10:31pm, 12 May 2016
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Red Ant
As you have been symptomatic for eight weeks your x-ray will definitely show a stress fracture if you do have one. Tibial stress fractures (or to be more precise stress response) take three weeks before they are demonstrated on x-ray. Interestingly the vast majority of my patients who have pain in the lower part of their limbs end up being diagnosed with MTSS (shin splints) whereas those with pain around the proximal part of their tibias (near the knee) end up having stress response. Hope you get better quickly.
May 2016
7:57am, 13 May 2016
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richmac
Great answwer ^

When I did mine the pain was bang in the middle!
May 2016
1:39pm, 13 May 2016
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becky f
Saw a sports injury therapist today who said its not a stress fracture it's Traction Periostitis caused by poor biomechanics I need to see a podiatrist for orthotics in the mean time he says this can take up to 6-8 weeks to heal or it could be earlier he doesn't know exactly
May 2016
2:08pm, 13 May 2016
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richmac
TBH I'd still get an x-ray. Do you not think the sports injury Therapist might have a vested interest in helping you with your biomechanics?
May 2016
2:43pm, 13 May 2016
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Velociraptor
It's certainly true that health care practitioners tend to make diagnoses that are familiar to them ;)

I could tell some stories ...

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