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Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

YES: Depending upon the structure and function of the entire extremity, the ligaments around the knee and ankle can be strained, causing pain. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Hi there, I have been medically diagnosed with shin splints, and over the last few days have had constant knee pain, can this be linked?

Hi there, I have been medically diagnosed with shin splints, and over the last few days have had constant knee pain, can this be linked?

Yes: Usually from overuse and quite common in runners and athletes. You can try OTC Advil or Aleve, (naproxen) if not allergic and I always suggest and orthopedic evaluation with x rays to rule out a stress fracture. ...Read more

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Shin has been hurting only below knee. Can barely touch it in the spot cause of pain. Been traveling alot... can it be shin splint or something else?

Shin has been hurting only below knee. Can barely touch it in the spot cause of pain. Been traveling alot... can it be shin splint or something else?

Could be bursitis: Probably Pes Anserine Bursitis. The pes anserine bursa is below the knee on the medial (inner) side. If you are flat footed, shoe incerts to support the arch might help the stress on the pes. ...Read more

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Went running w/ a friend & got shin splints on my left knee. This happens a lot when I run, even if its for 15min. What can I do?

Went running w/ a friend & got shin splints on my left knee. This happens a lot when I run, even if its for 15min. What can I do?

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more

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I have MS. I've been having bad shin splints and my left leg from knee down is swollen for weeks. What is this?

I have MS. I've been having bad shin splints and my left leg from knee down is swollen for weeks. What is this?

Left leg: Your local swelling is not due to the MS, and is more likely an issue regarding inflammation or venous congestion. Would recommend ultrasound imaging as possible that you could be experiencing thrombophlebitis in left leg veins, but you do need evaluation from your doctor also. ...Read more

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Can shin splints occur on the proximal end of tibia, near the tibial tuberosity also has any1 heard of stress avulsion fx I have 1 in opposite knee?

Can shin splints occur on the proximal end of tibia, near the tibial tuberosity also has any1 heard of stress avulsion fx I have 1 in opposite knee?

Shin splints: Shin splints can occur in this area. If you were to draw a line from you tibial tuberosity to the proximal head of the fibula, just below the halfway point begins the large dorsiflexors (extensors) of the foot. These are prone to shin splints. ...Read more

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2 weeks post knee replacement surgery...have pain that feels like a shin splint...knee doesn't hurt..

2 weeks post knee replacement surgery...have pain that feels like a shin splint...knee doesn't hurt..

Varies: There are a variety of potential causes for shin pain in a postoperative knee replacement patient sho is otherwise doing well. Among them include an aggravation of the muscles on the anterior aspect of the tibia in the process of your rehab, it could represent an aggravation of your back and subsequent "sciatica", it could also represent a tibial stress fracture; let your surgeon know. ...Read more

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I'm training for a marathon and rolled my ankle and was out for 3 weeks now back but bad pain below knee, is this a shin splint?

I'm training for a marathon and rolled my ankle and was out for 3 weeks now back but bad pain below knee, is this a shin splint?

Maybe- exam needed: A sudden uptick in mileage or intensity after a period of rest is often the recipe for a stress injury such as a tibial stress reaction (shin splint) or frank stress fracture. Obtain an orthopaedic evaluation to obtain a diagnosis and treatment plan specific to your injury and situation. ...Read more

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Which medical conditions cause severe leg/knee pain?

Which medical conditions cause severe leg/knee pain?

Different causes: The first challenge is to identify why your knee is painful. Common causes include arthritis, tears of the meniscal cartilage, chondromalacia of the patella, or loose bodies within the knee joint. See your doctor or get an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate and get help with treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause knee pain in the right leg?

What can cause knee pain in the right leg?

Knee pain: Injury, swelling, meniscus tear, ligament tear of acl and pcl, ligament tears of mcl and lcl, fracture, synovitis, connective tissue disease, arthritis, referred pain, among others. ...Read more

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I get a knee pain in my left leg on and off. And with it, follows a pull sensation from the back of my thigh to toe tips. What are the causes and cure?

Many causes: There are many causes for this including injuries, several types of arthritis, back problems, overuse syndromes, circulation problems. I am sorry I can't give you a definite answer without a lot more information. Your best option is to see your doc and get a definite diagnosis first ...Read more

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If standing for more than a few minutes causes knee pain and makes your leg very tired but walking doesn't as much, what could this be?

If standing for more than a few minutes causes knee pain and makes your leg very tired but walking doesn't as much, what could this be?

Knee Pain: It does not sound like a joint problem such as arthritis. Circulation problems in your legs can sometimes become symptomatic with standing. Do you get any numbness in your legs when you stand? Any history of back problems? ...Read more

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Leg fully extended/flexed or between. Suddenly get a surge of knee pain, 10.Last 10min then gone. Cause & what can I do when this happens to lessen pai?

You need to see an -: Orthopod to be evaluated/diagnosed and treated.
In the meantime, take some pain meds that you have used in the past and rest the knee in a brace.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a vericose vein on my left leg on the calf muscle can this cause leg & knee pain?

I have a vericose vein on my left leg on the calf muscle can this cause leg & knee pain?

Spuriously, yes: Varicosities in and of themselves do not cause knee pain (s), rather the extremity in question typically aches, feels "full, " and occasionally sharp pains may be sensed along the vein or its tributaries. The lesser saphenous vein starts near the lateral, posterior ankle and extends up to the popliteal fossa (the space behind the knee). Plan: ultrasound to assess for reflux, a baker's cyst or dvt. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knee. Along with the knee pain I have shooting pain down my leg towards the ankle. Can arthritis cause pain down the leg?

I have arthritis in my knee. Along with the knee pain I have shooting pain down my leg towards the ankle. Can arthritis cause pain down the leg?

Not commonly: You maybe having symptoms from your lumbar spine. At age 30, you are on average too young to develop significant arthritis in your knee. There is a chance your knee pain and leg pain is coming from your back. Go see an orthopaedic surgeon or spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Would my overlapping second toe and severe bunions cause me to have knee pain and leg numbness of the same leg? I have no pre existing leg issues.

Would my overlapping second toe and severe bunions cause me to have knee pain and leg numbness of the same leg? I have no pre existing leg issues.

Pain not related: The only way that your knee pain would be related to your bunion and/or hammertoe, is the fact that they are making you walk differently due them being painful themselves (bunion/hammertoe). Consider them being indirectly related. The numbness is totally a different issue. That could be something originating from your back. Consult a professional. ...Read more

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After angiogram & stent I have leg swelling for 10 months. Knee pain subsided. Xray, MRI show nothing. Slight arthritis not the cause. Any suggeston?

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After angiogram & stent I have leg swelling for 10 months. Knee pain subsided. Xray, MRI show nothing. Slight arthritis not the cause. Any suggeston?

Swelling: That's relatively common if your legs had poor blood supply. Recommend elevation of legs and possibly some diuretics ...Read more

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Is it normal to have leg and knee pain while taking levaquin (levofloxacin)? Especially in the shins?

Possible: Levaquin (levofloxacin) can increase the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. It is possible that you leg pain - depending upon location, could be a symptom of medication induced tendinitis. ...Read more

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I am having severe knee pain. Was hit on knee with straight leg. Pain on outside, radiates down shin. Can't fully bend, or bear weight?

I am having severe knee pain. Was hit on knee with straight leg. Pain on outside, radiates down shin. Can't fully bend, or bear weight?

Needs evaluation: Because of the traumatic nature of the injury, this should be evaluated by a physician. The difficulty with weight bearing is concerning, and so please see your doctor at the earliest opportunity. You will need an examination of the knee, and possibly an imaging study as well. ...Read more

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What the knee pain that can be brougt out gradually by moving the knee or standing, and what knee pain that can be cured by splinting the knee?

What the knee pain that can be brougt out gradually by moving the knee or standing, and what knee pain that can be cured by splinting the knee?

You need specifics: We need a specific diagnosis Many different ailments can effect the knee. Bone, cartilage, tendon, ligaments and even decreased muscle tone and strength. Your physician will evaluate these issues to help advise you. ...Read more

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Can knee pain lead to shin pain?

Can knee pain lead to shin pain?

Possible: See a sports medicine specialist to determine what to do for your issues. ...Read more

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I have inner knee pain that hurts all the way down my shin bone what could this be?

Thigh muscle: If you knee is normal, the pain can come from injured muscle and fascia in your thigh/leg. The injured areas will be tender, and there will be at least one ropey cord of muscle with knots in it. This pain is called myofascial pain. Seek a massage therapist, physical therapist who can do dry needling, or an accupuncturiest.
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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...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