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shin splints = wrong diagnosis?

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  • Posted By: creamyjuice
  • May 6, 2009
  • 05:41 AM

It's been three months and I've been resting except for the walking I do in school which is only about 1/2 of a mile. I have pain on my tendons near my ankles between the two bones on the inside. It hurts just to touch my tendon could this be shin splints or torn tendons, also they're on both legs. Last year I had shin splints on my right leg which was on the muscle under my knee which healed in two weeks but this is just getting annoying 'cos I have the same amount of pain since I got this. can't be shin splints....also I was walking farther when I had shin splints last year and up/down stairs 4 times a day.

When I looked at pictures online for shin splints the pain areas are located just above the ankle or am I just wrong and it is shin splints. It always feels like someone is punching my ankle right on the tendon when I touch it

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  • My daughter thought she had shin splints for several years until two weeks ago. She was recently diagnosed with a cyst under the skin in the front of her leg. A MRI clearly showed the cyst. It was finally noticed because her leg was swollen ever so slightly right in the front on her shin plus the fact that she awoke two weeks ago in such pain she couldn't put any weight on her leg. (As a college student, she walked to and from class every day and excercised regularly). An initial x-ray revealed a calcium build-up on her bone. The ER doctor thought it may have been the result of a undiagnosed stress fracture which had healed on its own. After the MRI, the cyst was finally discovered. She is having the cyst surgically removed in two weeks.
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