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Shin splint or stress fracture?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 21, 2009
  • 01:59 AM

I suffered a lower leg injury from running. The pain runs primarily on the outer side of the leg between the calf and shin bone. It is a very isolated pain in that region of the leg. I have a bit of a limp when I walk but nothing substantial. Running is nearly impossible. The pain is especially sharp when i try to run heel to toe. It started bothering me while running about 3 weeks ago until it was at the point that I could no longer run. I have since stopped running and resting it quite a bit with walks here and there to loosen the muscles. Is this something serious, or maybe a slow healing stress fracture? What can I do to speed up the healing? I'm dying to get back my exercise!

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  • Does it hurt when you walk? Is it a constant pain or is it only present with movement? Do you feel pain when you move your foot from side to side or front to back?
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