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Pain in left shin bone, difficulty climbing stairs. History of shin splits. Treatment options?

hi on my left shin bone about10 cm below the knee it is really painful too touch and i cant walk up stairs or raise it backwards without it hurting, it feels like theres more blood pressure below it in my foot sometimes and its the bone that is saw or right on it, im sure its not shin splints as i have had them before and its a completely different feeling . it also feels weaker when i push off it .
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for your query.
Shin splints usually result from overuse. Repeated movements of the foot can cause damage where the tibialis muscles attach to the tibia. Soon the edge of the muscles may begin to pull away from the bone. The injured muscle and the bone covering (the periosteum) become inflamed.

I advise you to-
1. Take rest. It plays a key role in decreasing pain and inflammation.
2. Stop doing the activity that caused the problem, at least until their symptoms are under control.
3. Apply cold packs and take anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin to calm pain and inflammation.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
Answered: Mon, 30 Dec 2013
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