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Shin splints and treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   can i ask you a question its to do with my leg
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok it has been over 2 and half months right now i had been to hospital but i had no xray only nurse look at it and said i had shin splints... but i still have lump just below my knee but i get pains in muscle all over plus behind the knee when i walk can it all be down to the fact of my shin splints? i have to see someone about it soon but i am really worried
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User :   i was running on it and went down bit too hard on my left i think
Doctor :   are you there
User :   yes sorry
User :   can you tell me anything about it may it be caused due to my shin splints?
Doctor :   Where is hte pain
User :   it is just below the knee like a lump when i touch the bone also in muscle calf like stabbing pain in my upper leg also the knee
Doctor :   How large is the lump
User :   not too large it was bigger a while ago
User :   but i can feel it when i rub my leg down
Doctor :   are you a runner or sp0rts person
User :   yes i was just kind of starting running
User :   i had been doing it about 2 months
Doctor :   Does this started after you started running
User :   its just i am worried because the pain in muscle how long can it take to heal?
User :   yes
User :   i had been running quite good and it happened
Doctor :   Is it along the inner aspect of the leg
User :   on my left leg below knee on the bone there also bit of pain on other side of shin bone
User :   shin
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It looks more like Shin splints
Doctor :   The nurse could be right enough
User :   erm how long can it take because due to pain i get in the muscle
User :   i am worried
Doctor :   All you need is Rest, Ice packs where it hurts
User :   are u sure .. it has been like nearly 3 months
Doctor :   yes
User :   and i mean it has gone down alot
User :   i havent been doing nothing anyway
Doctor :   I can say you a tentative diagnosis
Doctor :   becausse i have not examined you
Doctor :   anyway you want to get yourself examined
Doctor :   Get yourself
User :   yeah i am going to see a authapeedic on 23 sept
User :   just have to wait i am just worried i have done damage o something
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   but you can try these
User :   oh ok thanks for your help anyway
Doctor :   Avoid activities that cause pain, swelling or discomfort
User :   ok
Doctor :   but don't give up all physical activity.
Doctor :   Apply ice packs to the affected shin for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, four times a day for several days.
Doctor :   Elevate the affected shin above the level of your heart, especially at night.
User :   thanks
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