Description of tibia
The bone, which is scientifically called tibia, is located on the frontal part of the lower part of the leg, below the knee. It, actually, connects the knee bone structure to the bone structure of the foot. So, the great stress is put on them, especially during the forceful physical activities and that is why the injuries of it are tightly associated with the everyday life of sportsmen. So, the most frequent injury is the breakage of the bone, in fact, that is the injury that is caused by the stress.
However, the biggest problem is that the indicators of this injury are very similar to any other injury near the tibia bone, such as, for example, the inflammatory process of the nearby tendons. Because of that, the first step of the treatment is to determine if there is the case of the fracture, and that is always done after scanning the bone, with the help of some radioactive substance.
The description of the pain and the treatment
Unfortunately, among all the indicators of the broken tibia, the pain is the most prominent one. On the other hand, this pain is rarely felt when the person is motionless. It is, however, characterized by the gradual increase, especially if even bigger pressure and stress is put on the tibia bone. Besides the pain, the devoid of sensation is also present, as well as the lack of strength and the appearance of the swelling over the affected spot.
Under a hard pressure, the pain emerges from the inner side of the calf muscle and the pain is also aggravates if the nearby area is tapped. Sometimes even a hard lump-like formation could emerge from the tibia bone. So, if the pain isn’t centered and localized, there is not the case of the tibial stress fracture, unlike in the case of the inflamed nearby tendons (which is also, however, characterized by the pain that gradually increases).
Nevertheless the greatest mistake one could do is to neglect the painful tibia bone and after some period continue with the regular workouts, mostly because the pain is not present in the periods of inactivity. Since this type of injury is the logical consequence of using this bone beyond its limits, the harmful habit of exercising too much must be replaced first of all. Also, the provoker of this injury could be the lack of the existential minerals for the bones, which are magnesium and calcium, or of some proteins, or even if there is a little concentration of the sex-hormones in the organism.
The period of the rehabilitation usually lasts from 3 months to a half of a year, but in the more severe cases, it is recommendable to prolong the period up to whole one year.