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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

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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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I am experiencing knee pain and wrist pain. Pain persists several days after a workout. Shin splints happen when take a walk for at least 20 minutes. Dull/warm pain happens randomly in the middle of my knee (under the cap). What should I do?

I am experiencing  knee pain and wrist pain. Pain persists several days after a workout. Shin splints happen when take a walk for at least 20 minutes. Dull/warm pain happens randomly in the middle of my knee (under the cap).
What should I do?

Well, if this has: been going on for weeks, it is time for an evaluation. You may have something called chondromalacia patellae, an irritation of the underside of the patella (knee cap) that results from imperfect contact and friction between the femur and patella. Identification of the cause and a program to correct malalignment, maltracking, or a tight IT band can help. Orthopedist can also help with wrist pain. ...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?

Weeks???: Have you not let your neurologist know that this has been going on? If not, you should right away. MS does not cause swelling but complications of MS could. Do not delay any longer. ...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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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