Tibia Stress Fracture Overview
Another name for Tibia Stress Fracture is Tibial Stress Fracture.
What is a tibial stress fracture?
A person with a tibial stress fracture has a thin crack in the shinbone, caused by overuse of the lower leg. Tibial stress fractures are most common in competitive runners. Most people with tibial stress fractures recover completely with treatment.
What are the symptoms of a tibial stress fracture?
Symptoms of a tibial stress fracture include leg pain, swelling and tenderness, located over the front of the tibia. The pain is worse while running, jumping, or climbing.
How does the doctor treat a tibial stress fracture?
Treatment for a tibial stress fracture may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, a cane or crutches, and a leg cast or splint. Additional treatment for a tibial stress fracture may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and physical therapy.
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