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Pain near shin, no swelling, dull pain along shin bone. Bruised bone or serious condition?

Hi, I have a problem on my shin bone. About 3 weeks ago i developed what i thought was shin splints as it was the pain you associate with the start of them, the dull ache along the shin bone. However now i have a pain near the bottom of my shin that does not seem to be going away. It is fine when i walk short distances and does not hurt when i am resting it but when i put pressure on the area it hurts like an intense bruising pain. There does not seem to be any swelling around the area and the pain seems to be easier when i apply ice to it. Could this be just a bruised bone or could it be something more serious thanks
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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Thanks for writing your query
After going through the brief description. The cause most likely is stress fracture, have you recently started physical exercises/running? For now my advice would be take a break from running for few days (7-10), if you are doing running. Take ibuprofen to reduce pain and do ice fomentation.
My advice for you would be-
1. Gradually increase the running length and speed preferably on weekly basis and to be followed by ice fomentation.
2. Take balanced diet rich in calcium (1000mg/day) and vitamin (1000 i.u. /day) along with vitaminB12, B6.Vitamin D is available in weekly dose pattern as well as injection, just talk to your local doctor.
Hope this information helps you. If the problem persists see a doctor.
Take care and I shall be glad to answer any further query.
Dr.chugh Orthopaedic surgeon

Answered: Mon, 31 Mar 2014
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