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Pain in tibia bone

Yesterday a sharp surface hit my tibia bone.  The impact was enough that it brought tears to my eyes. Should I consider it as a shin splints which heals on its own or should I get the x-ray done
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Dr. Sandip Gupta
Orthopedic Surgeon 32 yrs exp Delhi
if you are able to bear weight and there is no swelling and all joint movements are normal just do ice packs and take a painkiller. if pain subsided u dint require a X-ray otherwise get it done
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