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Shin Trauma~ 2 weeks later still hurts, swollen and warm?

Shin Trauma~ 2 weeks later still hurts, swollen and warm? Topic: Trauma research
June 24, 2019 / By Albina
Question: A couple weeks ago I fell on my bike and hit my shin pretty hard. I had No brusining in my shin area but the side of my foot was bruised and swollen. I did not cut it at all. I have a knot on my shin and pitting edema andoccasionally it is warm to touch. I went to a MD for an unrelated issue and he said it was fine. My concern is the pitting edema and the warm to touch feeling. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Trey Trey | 9 days ago
kawikastoy, Pain along the front or inside edge of the shinbone (tibia) is commonly referred to as shin splints or tibial stress syndrome. Your symptoms may also be due to a stress fracture of the tibia which is a serious problem that at first may have the same symptoms as shin splints. A stress fracture is a crack in a weakened area of bone. With shin splints, dull, aching pain is felt where the involved tibialis muscle attaches to the tibia. Redness and swelling can also occur in this area. Tenderness is felt where the muscle attaches to the bone. Anterior shin splints are usually felt on the front of the tibia, especially when using the anterior tibialis muscle to bend your foot upward. Posterior shin splints produce symptoms along the inside edge of the lower leg. Small bumps may also be felt along the edge of the tibia in this area. Symptoms of shin splints generally get worse with activity and ease with rest. Pain may be worse when you first get up after sleeping. The sore tibialis muscle shortens while you rest, and it stretches painfully when you put weight on your foot. Most cases of shin splints respond to nonsurgical treatments. Rest plays a key role in decreasing pain and inflammation. Patients are usually encouraged to stop doing the activity that caused the problem, at least until their symptoms are under control. Applying cold packs and taking anti-inflammatory medications calm pain and inflammation and are useful in the early stages of treatment. Special taping techniques may be used to support the sore tissues and ease pain. However, taping should be used to help the area heal, not as a way to keep on training. Patients may be encouraged to purchase a pair of shock-absorbing shoe insoles. People with flat arches may need shoe inserts, called orthotics, to support the arch. Doctors may have their patients work with a physical therapist. Therapists apply treatments to reduce pain and inflammation. Whenever possible, the underlying problems causing the shin splints are also addressed. The therapist may offer ideas to avoid overuse while training, evaluate your running style, and suggest tips on footwear. Treating the main cause will normally help get rid of shin splints. In rare instances, an injection of cortisone along the edge of the muscular connection to the bone may be used. However, cortisone is used very sparingly because it can weaken the soft tissues of the tibialis muscles. Whilst this is usually caused by exercise, the fact that you sustained trauma would merit a radiological examination to rule out any type of fracture. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. I add a link with details of this subject http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Shin_splints Hope this helps matador 89
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Trey Originally Answered: I just got my cartilage periced a week ago, it looks swollen and it hurts alot. How can i help treat it??
hi soak a cotton ball in alcohol and drip it on the piercing and I know this hurts badly but you also have to move it twist it around to keep infection from building up and you will probably get some white puss built up behind it also I hope I helped good Luck

Rehoboam Rehoboam
Don't panic! The itchiness is a good sign of healing- skin on your foot /ankle will always take longer to heal than say, a tattoo on your arm. The skin is thinner there, more delicate and has less fat underneath it to 'cushion' the needle when you are being inked. I wouldn't worry about being allergic to the ink just yet. Give it a week or so more, keep wearing flipflops [make sure no part of the shoe rubs against your design if possible] and apply anibacterial lotion until your scab falls away.
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Meade Meade
you probably tore the muscle sheath on the shin. it,s called a shin splint by athletes. very painful. takes a while to heal, as it has a poor blood supply. i tore mine on an incline tread mill. BURN! you could ice it and elevate it. take aleve. if it interferes with walking, you could have a hair line fracture.
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