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(5 Posts)
Dominiquelarge Wed 15-Jun-16 00:22:59

So ive had pain whem i walk and i cant tell if its bone pain or muscle pain and it goes up to my shin. I went to health care and a gp amd they told me it was a sprain and i got x rays. It still hurts after 3 weeks and i dont know if i should worry i have something worse than that. The pain isnt there when i play sports and it appears sometimes when i walk. I am very paranoid about my health and ive been all over the internet and cancer always pops out can someone tell me why it still hurts or should i be persistent with the doctor?

DontFuckingSayIt Wed 15-Jun-16 00:31:34

Shin splints?

Pinkgeek Wed 15-Jun-16 00:32:19

Hi I'm not a medic but 2 years ago I sprained my ankle quite badly and it was tender for about 3 months! I didn't think it would ever heal but it did. If you've had X-rays and seen doc then I'd say give it a little longer to heal.
Hope that's reassured you!

itsmine Wed 15-Jun-16 08:20:04

If it was serious the xrays would have identified what, cancer etc.

As pp said it's more likely to be shin splints. My df sufferers intermittently, always exacerbated by walking, not sport. All he does is rest for a few days, alternate footwear to ensure you have good shock absorbing soles.

It can take a while to settle but rest, nsaid and shock absorbing soles will help.

lljkk Wed 15-Jun-16 08:30:02

which sports does it never appear in?

Sports make you warm; sounds like the pain goes when the joint is warmed up & circulation is good. Is there no pain during swimming, too?

Pain that isn't there when blood is circulating well doesn't fit with weird chronic systemic disease scenarios (like cancer).

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