I am a kickboxer and am having significant difficulty recovering from what I have been told is a bad case of shin splints. I am into my 9th week of injury now, and I am terribly frustrated.
I live in an area where there is a serious shortage of Physicians and as a result I have had to rely on walk-in clinics and the emergency room for treatment. I say treatment lightly because I have had alot of difficulty getting a doctor to follow up with my injury. I have been doing Physio Therapy for three weeks and it is not helping any. I have tried stopping training for two weeks, physio, taping, anti-inflamatories, ice, heat ect. I tried working out on it last week and the pain was pretty much unbearable. I have been X-rayed twice to rule out a stress fracture and both X-Rays were negative. My Physio Therapist thinks I need a bone scan and possibly to be casted to provide complete immobilization.
Has anyone else ever had a stress fracture that did not show up on x-rays? I have point tenderness on my Tibia and I am now at the point that I am getting pain in my leg even when I am not weight bearing and I am at rest.
This has halted my training and I am at my wits end with the pain and doctors telling me to go home and take an Advil!
Any advice or even a shared experience would be helpful!!
Asked by Muaythaimama - 6 answers - 7 years 10 weeks ago