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Treatment for Shin splints - 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 :   id like to ask about my leg
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please go ahead.
User :   i have had shin splints for about three months now i still have bump under my knee were the spot is when i did it i found it hard to walk i havent hhad it looked at but i go on the 23 of sept to see about it the pain has gone down alot and the swelling but now i am gettin bad tightness pains in my calf muscle when i walk and was never like that before almost like pain has changed does it mean it is normal?
User :   or were the bump is going down?
Doctor :   Why did you get the splints placed in the first place? Was there any injury?
User :   i was running and i think i went down hard on my left leg...... i couldnt really walk like it was my muscle and bone below knee..
User :   was very painful
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was there a fracture?
User :   im not sure
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i dinit get it looked at properly only nurse said
User :   erm it could be shin splints
User :   but no xray nothing
User :   what do i do its driving me crazy
Doctor :   When was the last time you got yourself checked up?
Doctor :   by the orthopedician?
User :   erm about 3 months ago i am waiting to go see an authapeedic is it? on the 23 of this month....
User :   this will be my like only real look at it :/
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i havent had anything dont to it but nurse look at it
User :   done*
Doctor :   The splint could probably needs to be looked at.
Doctor :   It may have to be reset.
Doctor :   Do you remove the splint anytime?
User :   remove?
User :   i have just been doing nothing
User :   no sports
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have nothing on my leg
Doctor :   Then I guess it needs to be looked at and reset once.
User :   reset?
User :   by the way
User :   will an authapeedic actully know what is wrong when i go see them?
Doctor :   As you said you are having cramps
User :   because i really need it sorted
Doctor :   yes.
Doctor :   Just tell them what you told me.
User :   ah ok what does it actully sound like to you... i mean
User :   i can walk on it
Doctor :   as the cramps are probably due to undue compression.
User :   fine
Doctor :   the splint could have become too tight or could have become malpositioned.
Doctor :   It may need to be looked at.
User :   i also get liek a rightness pain were the ligaments are behind knee
User :   tightness*
User :   muscle
Doctor :   And I suggest you better get this checked up immediately as soon as possible
Doctor :   If it is due to excess compression,
Doctor :   It should be relieved as soon as possible.
User :   i cannot do anything but wait untill i go hospital :/
User :   on the 23
Doctor :   I guess not.
Doctor :   I advice you not to wait that long.
User :   i have been waiting over three months
Doctor :   Better to have it looked into atleast by a nurse.
User :   who should i call or what should i do
Doctor :   try to contact an orthopedician or consult an emergency department nurse
Doctor :   or any paramedic
Doctor :   just to get it looked into
Doctor :   An orthopedician is ideal.
User :   oh ok cool can i talk to one from here?
User :   or how would i go about talking to one
Doctor :   It is better to show someone
Doctor :   rather than talk to them about it
User :   ok thanks ill try talk to someone
User :   get it sorted
Doctor :   try to show them in person
Doctor :   rather than talking about it.
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Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   done
User :   no thats ok thanks
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no thanks
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