Lasting Injury: Flaky Shins
About a year and a half ago, I hurt both of my shins very badly. They were both gouged about halfway up, with the left shin being hurt so badly the bone was exposed. It took a month to simply scab up, then two more before the pain and everything subsided.
The only lasting part of it is the scar tissue, a quarter-sized circle on each shin. This skin is pink/purple, hairless, and most importantly, flaky. The top layer of skin comes off very easily, and takes about two weeks to heal, assuming it isn't open again during that time period. Olympic lifting is really causing problems. Deadlifts were bad enough. The scars are just above where the bar makes contact from the floor, in the perfect place to get scraped by an accelerating bar. Is there anything that can be done for this?
The skin will even come off if I'm doing Oly lifts in sweatpants. The only solution I've found is to apply a liquid bandage prior to any lifting, but I really don't want to be doing that for the next 65+ years of my life.