Shin Splints v.s. Stress Fracture

Patient

Q: Hi There,
I am a young teen and I was jumping horse jumps that were over 3ft at a friends over excessively and the next morning I woke up with very sore shins! They continued on and I kept playing volleyball and participated in gym just brushing off the pain. Then after time it progressed to only my left shin hurting more in one area (with slight pain along the bone vertically). My mother took
me to the doctor and I explained everything to him and said it hurts almost all the time and even when I'm laying in bed resting it. He said it's just shin splints and gave me '50 GM DICLO 10% In plo gel kit' to use twice a day.
I have had it for 3 days and he said it should take 3-5 days. I am wondering if I should get x-rays or bot . Let me know!
Thanks !

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: During and after exercise parts of my skin become become very red and feel very hot. Have you any idea what this coul...

Q: Hey there. I'm a 55 year-old male and I was wondering if my Aortic Arch looks "normal" on this CT Scan? Ext...

Q: I was working out last week doing various squat exercises and ended up squeezing my vagina muscles way more than I sh...

Q: Hi the week before last i started a new job and manage to find a go go pill I took it last wednesday its a insurance...

Q: 83yr old male,6"185 lb,exercises reg,3times a wk for 11/2 hr.Currently treated for hi bld pres with low dose ado...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews