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Shin splits, swelling, bruises, ankle pain, muscular or bone problem ?

Hi i have been suffering from what I thought was shin splints for a month now. I rested it for 10 days and went back in slowly. Last Sunday my pain got worse and did not go away when I stopped excersing. I had bruises swelling and ankle Pain. I went to a nurse who said it may be muscular or possible bone problem. I went back to wOrk today and have found the moving around and the stairs increase the pain. What should I do?
Asked On : Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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Hello Shin splints are a type of "overuse injury" to the legs.
The pain is characteristic and located on the outer edge of the mid region of the leg next to the shinbone (tibia). It can be extreme and halt workouts.
The diagnosis requires a careful focused examination.
A multifaceted approach of "relative rest" can restore a pain-free level of activity and a return to competition.
The "relative rest" approach includes a change in the workout, ice, rest, anti-inflammation medications, stretching exercises, possible change in footwear, and gradual increase in running activities.
You must consult an orthopedic specialist for the proper examination and diagnosis.
Answered: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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