After seeing plenty of doctors, getting X-rays, bone scans, and MRIs, they concluded that I have a partial stress fracture in my right and major inflammation on the left (the MRI was in August 2020). Doctors just pass me around until they come out inconclusive and the cycle begins again. My shins both have the same pain level of a 9/10 at the worst and I'm just looking for more advice on how to possibly fix this. I've done all the treatments over these 4 years: ice, heat, loads of rest, many types of massages, electrodes (with and w/o ice at the same time), cupping, PT, chiropractor, scraping, every stretch, ultrasound, infrared laser, whirlpools, dry needling, shoe orthotics, bone supplements, etc.
My second issue is completely unrelated to my shins (or is it?). While working at Lowe's last summer, I was pulling a 500lb load of tile on a pallet jack truck (basically walking backward with the jack handle in my hands and facing the tile) and began to feel a pain in my hips days later that rivals the pain in my shins. It is more restrictive than my shins - I feel pain while sitting down now - and I've been to Physical therapy and chiropractors for this too. The stretches help alleviate it slightly but almost immediately after I feel the pain again. Another symptom is when I open my hips (while sitting down) as if I was manspreading, I feel pain in the area where the femur meets my hip bone and it's very dull pain. However, while I'm standing, I feel the pain in that area and also in the front left/right area of my body (lateral to my groin)
The reason I'm unsure if the two are related is that a chiropractor told me because my back is out of line (by 7 degrees), it could be causing me not to heal. However, I'm not going back to this chiropractor because my insurance covered like 8% of the $1300 I paid to them, so no thank you. My body just doesn't seem to want to heal anywhere below my hips so who knows, hopefully, you can help.
Male | 20 years old
Complaint duration: 6 years
Conditions: Chronic shin splints, hip pain?
I would continue the chiropractic indefinitely because it is not a treatment it is a lifestyle -- you'll only really benefit once you commit to keep your spine and nerves in line and online for the rest of your life -- this is no different than brushing your teeth everyday -- except your spine and nerves are more important than teeth, and are irreplaceable vs. a tooth which is totally and completely expendable.
* Consider finding a chiropractor with decompression therapy -- you may have lower back nerves that need decompressed and those nerves do in fact supply the hip/shin areas. Just a thought. I see hundreds of patients every single week in my clinic and this therapy helps significantly with "pains that just won't go away."
Lastly and most importantly, I would forgive anyone in my life that I am holding grudges against, including yourself. This is extremely powerful. No one wants to complete this task either -- if there is guilt, shame, anger -- it needs to be diffused, balanced, neutralized.
* Repeat the following: "I forgive you, I thank you, I love you."
* Repeat this one also: "I live up to my highest standards with love and with joy."
* Many times shin pains are due to a person thinking they are not living up to the ideals that they think they should...do you feel as if you are not meeting someone's standards, even if it's your own?
* Listen to this daily while getting ready or in shower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQPnn36Sguk&list=PLUrIckyAPWmPz94FL33q1hg2ff1vPHS-T&index=3
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It seems you have tried just about anything -- so I would highly recommend considering these exercises and action steps -- the worst thing that could happen is you heal from the inside out (true healing).
I wish you the very best of luck!
Dr. Brandon Buttry
I'm so sorry to hear you are so young and experiencing this chronic pain. The shin splints may be exacerbated by footwear, lack of insoles, or simply the way you walk. There are some treatments I have in mind which may help. This includes taping, foot/ankle adjustments, and possibly foot/ankle exercises to undo some of the micro-traumas you've experienced.
Thank you for your question.
Dr. Morales, D.C.