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2 Potential Moderate Shin Pain Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Tibial Stress Fracture

    A tibial stress fracture is a small crack in the shinbone (tibia). These fractures are most often a result of overuse and are commonly seen with an increase in activity. Usually stress fractures of the shinbone occur in the lower third of the bone.

    Commonly resolves without treatment in 8 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shin pain, dull, achy shin pain, moderate shin pain, pain in the inside of the shin, pain when pressing on the shin
    Symptoms that always occur with tibial stress fracture:
    dull, achy shin pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Ewing Sarcoma

    Ewing sarcoma is a type of bone cancer often affecting the legs, pelvis, ribs, arms or spine. It can occur anytime during childhood and young adulthood; it is rarely seen in adults.

    Curable with total treatment lasting 8-12 months

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, new headache, fever, rib pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Moderate Shin Pain

  • Q.Which of the following describes your physical fitness:
  • Q.Where is your shin pain exactly?
  • Q.Do you run for exercise or sport?
  • Q.Does running make your symptoms worse?

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Moderate Shin Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced moderate shin pain have also experienced:

    • 5% Swollen Lower Leg
    • 4% Knee Pain
    • 4% Shin Swelling
  • People who have experienced moderate shin pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 28% Less Than a Week
    • 25% Over a Month
    • 23% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced moderate shin pain were most often matched with:

    • 19% Tibial Stress Fracture
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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