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Bilateral shin pain. Bad during the day, worse at night.

Bilateral shin pain. Bad during the day, worse at night.

Shin splints?: Are you a runner? Here's a link: https://www.google.com/search?q=shin+splints&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS593US594&oq=shin+splints&aqs=chrome..69i57.3111j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

An acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, ...Read more


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I have severe bilateral shin pain. I have not started a new exercise routine but I am a registered nurse. Is this shin splints?

I have severe bilateral shin pain. I have not started a new exercise routine but I am a registered nurse. Is this shin splints?

Have A Look..: http://adsie.hubpages.com/hub/shin-splints-anatomy-causes-and-treatment if conservative treatment doesn't work for you, ask a trusted orthopedic or sports medicine colleague to take a look at you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have severe bilateral lower leg pain, it happens every night and feels very similar to growing pains.. I'm 21, can I still be having growing pains?

I have severe bilateral lower leg pain, it happens every night and feels very similar to growing pains.. I'm 21, can I still be having growing pains?

Not likely: I would encourage you to have an exam and appropriate radiologic studies. It would be highly unlikely that someone in their 20s would experience "growing pains"; in part because the vast majority of 20 year olds have completed their growth. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have bad lower back pain when i lie down, as well as constant bilateral lower leg pain. I'm 22 otherwise healthy. Any thought?

I have bad lower back pain when i lie down, as well as constant bilateral lower leg pain. I'm 22 otherwise healthy. Any thought?

Lower Back Pain: Pain in the back and legs in a horizontal position that is not relieved by changing position except to be upright is a red flag. Concern is something blocking venous return of blood through batson's plexus. Especially concerning if radiating into legs. ...Read more

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Im having shin pain while jogging?

See your doctor: You may have shin splints (ice shins and stop jogging till healed) but you could also have a stress fracture which needs medical attention to preserve the integrity of the bone and avert a more serious fracture of the bone. ...Read more

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Side of shin pain when lying down?

Side of shin pain when lying down?

Inside or out?: Depending on location, it could be an impingement of the common peroneal nerve if you're lying down on the outside of your leg. On the inside, could be shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, stress fracture, etc. ...Read more

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Shin pain and exercising, how to relieve?

Shin pain and exercising, how to relieve?

Resistance condition: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your toes tip them so the sole of your foot faces outward. That motion should strengthen the muscle that is usually responsible for shin splints. In addition, balancing up on your tip toes is another good exercise to strengthen those muscles. ...Read more

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What are some probable causes of upper shin pain?

Overuse: The most common cause of bilateral shin pain is overuse. This occurs either from a to quick progression of activity or excessive activity. ...Read more

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What is causing shin pain and what can I do about it?

Chin pain: Condition that causes pain over the shin bone (the tibia.) it is the most common cause of “shin splints, ” which is the general term used to describe sports-related pain over that bone. It is usually due to overuse and occurs in athletes who participate in repetitive activities, especially running and jumping. Easy strech exercise before start the regular routine. ...Read more

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What is causing sharp shin pain and what can I do for it?

What is causing sharp shin pain and what can I do for it?

Shin splints: One likely cause would be shin splints- if you are walking or running for exercise you need to do adaequte stretching before and after activity. Icing the shins after a workout and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory like alleve or advil (ibuprofen) should help. To prevent further bouts, see a podiatrist. You may need an orthotic in your shoe to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Can venostasis cause shin pain?

Venostasis: Yes, essentially anything that causes swelling on the surrounding sensory nerves can cause pain. ...Read more

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How do I prevent shin pain when jogging?

How do I prevent shin pain when jogging?

Cushioned shoes: My best recommendation would be to use well cushioned running shoes, warm up and stretch also warm down and use ice after exercises. ...Read more

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What should I do about the piercing shin pain?

What should I do about the piercing shin pain?

Ortho exam: If the pain is sharp i would be concerned about a stress fracture and not just tendonitis or shin splints. I would get an exam, and xrays, and possibly an MRI if very concerned about a stress fracture. ...Read more

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Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read more

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Had shin pain for about a week but pain still there and radiates to my calf now any suggestions? No injury and not a athlete

Had shin pain for about a week but pain still there and  radiates to my calf now  any suggestions? No injury and not a athlete

It could be: That you had shin splints which do not require an injury to have and then when you were compensating for the pain over used calf muscles. Having said that, i would be cautious and rule out a clot to your calf if you have pain to the calf on compression of the calf or if you dorsiflexed your foot (motion of moving the foot to the face) and have calf pain. ...Read more

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Is shin pain normal after tkr surgery?

Is shin pain normal after tkr surgery?

Shin pain after TKR: Shin pain is not uncommon during the immediate postoperative period, but should subside. If shin pain develops later down the line, it could be a sign of tibial component loosening. ...Read more

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How to get rid of shin pain after being kicked?

How to get rid of shin pain after being kicked?

It take time to: Resolve, the chin bon is very superficial and easily could get injured, follow your doctor instructions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Random shin pain in one leg when I switch from heels to flats?

Short leg: Depends on where the shin pain is, front, inside or outside leg. If only one leg and i assume on the inside of the leg, you may have a short leg. Your foot rolls in and that causes the muscle to work over time to stabilize you. Wearing heels raises the angle of your feet and puts the muscle in a different position so it doesn't have to work as hard. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Lower Leg Pain (Definition)

Any type of discomfort from the ...Read more