Hello, Im 17 years old, almost 18 and when i was 14 i had broken my tibia and fibula in a football game and gotten a titanium rod placed in my tibia. i left it in following the doctors advice and ever since then i have had really bad leg pain and shin splints whenever i would run, sometimes even walk. i play running back and im starting to limp when i sprint and its making me quite slow. the pain is bad. If i were to get the rod removed would this pain most likely go away?
I am having similar problems, when i was 17 i broke both tib and fib in a baseball game and had a rod inserted. doctor insructed me to keep it in. i wrestled through high school and college with it like that. I am now 21 and in the navy, and still hurts to this day. I am comtemplating getting it taken out, im sure it would help.
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