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stress fracture in shin? Is this TMS?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by savasana, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. savasana

    savasana New Member

    Hi all,

    I'm going to be seeing a doctor this week to get an x ray of my shin because I have all the symptoms of what is called a "stress fracture." Noticeable swelling in the area and pain if the area in question is touched but doesn't hurt to walk. I've had this pain for quite a while, actually for probably 6 months or longer. I'm not a marathon runner or anything and don't particularly put a lot of stress on the shin.

    It's making me wonder, is this TMS? Does anyone have any info regarding this?

    Thank you,
    S
     
  2. stayfit65

    stayfit65 Peer Supporter

    I’d say get the x-ray and see what the doc says. Then go from there. If it’s been 6 months something most likely will show up if it’s a fracture.
     
  3. savasana

    savasana New Member

    I got the x day and still waiting on results. But I went to an orthopedic surgeon for a diagnosis and she said it was 99% a stress fracture. I have to wear a boot and stay off of it as much as possible for 6-8 weeks.

    What I find interesting is that this IS a an overuse injury, the kind that the TMS people say “isn’t possible” and that’s troubling to me because I always believed that was the case, but apparently not. I don’t know what to make of any of this anymore.
     
  4. stayfit65

    stayfit65 Peer Supporter

    I had a fracture in the 2nd metatarsal—they gave the diagnosis but it didn’t show up on the X-ray right away. I decided maybe they were wrong and tried to walk around on it without assistance. That was a mistake. Took 2 months to heal. I listened the 2nd time and I completely healed. That was 1989. No issues since. I would do what they say in this case.
     
  5. savasana

    savasana New Member

    Thank you for this encouragement. It really helps.
     
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