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Bad Tibia Pains

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  • Posted By: Lewis S
  • June 29, 2008
  • 10:22 PM

Hi,

I'm an active sportsman but over the last few months have been having some really bad pains in my left tibia.

To give a quick background, I play tennis, soccer and do a lot of running. I'm very active and do one of those for at least 1 1/2 hours every day.

I was told this morning that the problem is my joint, but I just don't believe that the pain in the middle of my tibia can be coming from the joint, and I think it is something more, since from reading around I don't believe the joint could send so much pain to such a directed spot in the middle of my tibia.

Now about the pain, it occurs whenever I do any physical activity, and even when I am walking for over 10 minutes. There is some small pain at the top of my tibia where the joint is but the most pain is in the middle as I stated, in a very exact spot which hurts to touch whilst doing sports or long walks. The pain goes away around 1/2 to 1 hours after stopping the activity if I do it for a long time. I went for a run on Friday, and I stopped as soon as the pain came, let it go away and then it came back faster than before when I started and it progressively gets worse.

The pain is really sharp and at points after the activity, I just have to hop on my right leg so not to cause pain on my left leg.

Please help me, I just have a huge feeling in my gut that this is something more than the joint since the pain is in such a pinpoint location so far away from the joint.

If you need anymore info to help diagnose then just ask away



Thanks,
Lewis

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  • I can now feel a lump over the sore spot.
    Lewis S 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have the pain in my tibia about a couple of inches below my left knee. Sometimes it feels like someone hit me there with a ball peeen hammer. I have been stretching my quadricep muscles and lo and behold it has been going away. I think the tendons of the quadricep muscles attach to the tibia, and the cause of the pain is tendonitis. And thus stretching the quadriceps helps.Also I have a tendonitis strap that I wrap around my my thigh about 4 inches above my knee.. and it holds in the quadricep muscles and that really helps. I bought it at Rite-Aid Drug Store.
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  • Hi,I'm an active sportsman but over the last few months have been having some really bad pains in my left tibia.To give a quick background, I play tennis, soccer and do a lot of running. I'm very active and do one of those for at least 1 1/2 hours every day.I was told this morning that the problem is my joint, but I just don't believe that the pain in the middle of my tibia can be coming from the joint, and I think it is something more, since from reading around I don't believe the joint could send so much pain to such a directed spot in the middle of my tibia.Now about the pain, it occurs whenever I do any physical activity, and even when I am walking for over 10 minutes. There is some small pain at the top of my tibia where the joint is but the most pain is in the middle as I stated, in a very exact spot which hurts to touch whilst doing sports or long walks. The pain goes away around 1/2 to 1 hours after stopping the activity if I do it for a long time. I went for a run on Friday, and I stopped as soon as the pain came, let it go away and then it came back faster than before when I started and it progressively gets worse.The pain is really sharp and at points after the activity, I just have to hop on my right leg so not to cause pain on my left leg.Please help me, I just have a huge feeling in my gut that this is something more than the joint since the pain is in such a pinpoint location so far away from the joint. If you need anymore info to help diagnose then just ask away Thanks,LewisYou have Shin Splints, probably a result of your ridiculous amount of training. Back off your training, and go to Physical Therapy. Also, consider getting casted for custom orthotics to correct your foot position, since it is probably this that is causing the pain to occur in just one shin. You could also have something called "compartment syndrome", where the muscles in the leg get terribly inflamed, swollen, and there is nowhere for the swelling to go in this area. It becomes painful and needs to be surgically released. I would first get ruled out for Shin splints/Tibialis Posterior strain, then for compartment syndrome.
    ChrisFloridaPT 29 Replies Flag this Response
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