I dropped some lumber on one of my shins and scraped some skin off a couple weeks ago. I've always been a wuss about personal injuries and always tend to them with lots of TLC. others I know will let wounds scab over where I would otherwise cover them with cream and a dressing. bikers who fall and get road rash always seem so tough. anyone have any advice about pushing despite have a skin wound in a sensitive area. this is below the mid-shin area so it's right where my sock is. if it's a tall sock then he sock helps the dressing stay on, if it's not so tall then the sock stops half way up the dressing and become a bit irritating depending on my activity level.