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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. 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


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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?

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

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more