Okay, so a few months ago I started getting intense pain in my shin whenever I'd accidentally push on the bone. My general family doctor couldn't figure the problem out so he recommended a sports medicine doctor. After x-rays and bone scans, we found out that it's a tibial stress fracture. He was going to give me a boot but decided since I work at a hair salon, I need something to take more of the pressure off. So he gave me crutches instead. The crutches are HORRID!!! They make my arm muscles so sore and I can't even use them. The muscles in my arms are so sore and weak that I can't even push down on the crutches to move anymore. So I've been working and not using them, therefore, not helping my problem. But I really can't use the crutches anyway at work, I'm constantly washing hair, carrying stuff and just moving all over the place. My leg KILLS me after I'm done but there's not much I can do. He wants to see me in three weeks and if nothing's better I have to cut my hours at work. I CAN'T do that or else I'll go into a financial crisis. I wish he would just give me the boot so I can take at least some of the pressure off. Stupid treadmill....It's the reason why I have this problem!!! Can anybody help me out?