I fell I heard a pop and my shin hurts


Q: I fell I heard a pop and my shin hurts I can't walk on it.I'm scared I think i spraned it or pull something but all i need is an answer.thank you

Symptoms:  Pain

A:   Thank you for writing to us

If you have just started running, then it is possible that you have a shin splint. It is not something to be overly worried about. If it has been some time since you have been running, I would advise you to start on RICE.

RICE stands for :
Rest the shin. Avoid running and also use crutches if there is pain while walking
Ice the shin for 15 mins every hour for several days
Compress the shin like you have and massage it
Elevate the shin on 2 pillows

Take some calcium pills at 500 mg daily and if the pain is present after 5 days, please see a Doctor. All the best.

Hope this helps you.

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