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I have a slight twinge in my calf muscle but there seems to be a fluid build up on my shin area. When I press the fluid it leave an indent.?

I have a slight twinge in my calf muscle but there seems to be a fluid build up on my shin area. When I press the fluid it leave an indent.?

Be seen: There are a lot of possibilities. Although it is not terribly likely, a blood clot could present like that and can be life threatening, so I would definitely be seen. ...Read more

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Feels like a cuff around my shin. When I rub my shin lightly I can feel it on calf muscle. No pain, occasional "cool spot" feeling. Thoughts?

Feels like a cuff around my shin. When I rub my shin lightly I can feel it on calf muscle. No pain, occasional "cool spot" feeling. Thoughts?

Referred Sensations: Your are describing/recognizing a common phenomena called Referred Sensations, a common example of which is called Referred Pain, see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Referred_pain. Underlying all of this is the complexity of how our brain & mind figure out (or don't) a correct/useful correlation between sensation perception and location, a complex process, esp. For deep or rarely felt sensations. ...Read more

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What muscles are injured in shin splints?

What muscles are injured in shin splints?

Anterior tibialis: Shin splints are a generic term for pain on the anterior (front) part of the shin. The muscles in this area are the anterior tibialis muscles. Shin splint pain can be caused by strain, inflammation or even a tear of this muscle and related tendons. See your doctor if this pain persists. ...Read more

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The muscle between shin bone and caf hurts and sometimes I can't walk?

The muscle between shin bone and caf hurts and sometimes I can't walk?

Need orthotics: To stabilize the posterior tibial tendon. Your feet are over pronating or collapsing causing stress on this muscle. Motion control or stability shoes may help. Ice tendon and sometimes stabilize with ankle brace or walking boot. See podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a knot/bulge right beside of my shin bone. I think its on the muscle. Its been there for about two months and it itches. What is it?

I have a knot/bulge right beside of my shin bone. I think its on the muscle. Its been there for about two months and it itches. What is it?

Depends: If there has been a trauma to the area then a hematoma is possible. Otherwise it could be several things. In general any mass (or "knot") that has been present for a while and is not getting smaller should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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When we stretch, why does it hurt? Example: when I lay down and point my feet in the direction of my head, my shin area muscles hurt a little.

When we stretch, why does it hurt? Example: when I lay down and point my feet in the direction of my head, my shin area muscles hurt a little.

Normal: When muscle / tendons are relatively 'tight' eccentric contractions (stretching)of the particular muscle/ tendon unit can be uncomfortable. This is normal and 'stretching' tight muscle/ tendons on a consistent basis can help in preventing muscle/ tendon injury (' shin splints', achilles tendinitis, 'golfers' elbow', etc.)...Best of luck. ...Read more

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He has been told he has a herniated muscle in his left shin. Can't seem to find a doctor who will operate on it. We live in Youngstown, Ohio.?

He has been told he has a herniated muscle in his left shin. Can't seem to find a doctor who will operate on it. We live in Youngstown, Ohio.?

Would not operate on: The fascia, a thin tissue that covers the muscle has a defect and these are very difficult to repair. When I operate thru this fascial plane, the surgeon routinely does not close it as it could cause a compartment syndrome, an increase in the pressure in the muscle compartment. ...Read more

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Pain in the inside of my shin. I am a competitive gymnast and I have had pain in my right shin for about 4 weeks now. It hurts when I workout and run. It also hurts to press on it. My coach thought I strained the muscle but then she said it is weird that

The: The two most common causes of pain in this are are "medial tibial stress syndrome" (shin splints) and a stress fracture. Only a doctor will be able to give you a correct diagnosis. Don't fool around with this - if it is a stress fracture you could make it a lot worse by continuing to train. Go see a podiatrist or an orthopedist before you train again.

I've included a link with more information about shin splints, but again, get a diagnoiss before you try to treat this on your own. ...Read more

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What is the difference between shin splints and a pulled muscle?

What is the difference between shin splints and a pulled muscle?

Bone vs Muscle: Shin splints is an inflammation or irritation of the lining going around our bones (called the periosteum). A pulled muscle is just that -- when a muscle partially gets torn. ...Read more

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Experiencing dull discomfort on calf, shin, inner thigh that comes and goes. Sitting too long also causes pain on mid-thigh muscle. All on R leg only.

Experiencing dull discomfort on calf, shin, inner thigh that comes and goes. Sitting too long also causes pain on mid-thigh muscle. All on R leg only.

Swelling on R leg?: Hi. Have you had any injury to the right leg, surgery, or prolonged travel recently? Is there edema on the right leg? Is it better with elevation? Your symptoms are not specific, but could be explained by a blood clot. You should talk with your doc about this. With a better history and exam, she/he can best assess what might be the cause and what further to do. Good luck! ...Read more

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I recently sustain a muscles tire from training at the back of my shin bone, what medicine should I take, how long should I rest the leg?

I recently sustain a muscles tire from training at the back of my shin bone, what medicine should I take, how long should I rest the leg?

4-6 wks: Difficult to ascertain exactly the nature of your injury but it sounds like a calf (medial head of gastrocnemius)strain.Nsaids, heel lift and rest from running and other sports for 4-6 wks. Is generally reccommended. See your ors for examination to confirm dx. ...Read more

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A six year old puncture wound to the front of my right shin causes considerable pain in the back of my calf muscle from boxing training. Ideas?

A six year old puncture wound to the front of my right shin causes considerable pain in the back of my calf muscle from boxing training. Ideas?

Puncture wound: Did it puncture the bone too? How was it treated? R u sure the calf pain is originating from puncture wound? See your pmd. ...Read more

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I have "shin splints" but in my forearm. 1what muscles or tendons are damaged? 2how do I strengthen them? 3is there a medical term for forearm splints

Exam needed: It is impossible to tell without further detail and examining your arm which muscles or tendons are being affected. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are shin splints the same as cramps in lower leg muscles?

Are shin splints the same as cramps in lower leg muscles?

No: Shin splints occur in the front along shin, cramps occur in back in muscle belly proper. .... Usualy the gastrocnemius muscle. ...Read more

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Legs swelling muscle cramps and pain in left shin. What can I do to alleviate swelling?

Legs swelling muscle cramps and pain in left shin. What can I do to alleviate swelling?

Leg Swelling: There are so many causes of leg swelling, some serious like a blood clot, that it is important to get this checked out in an er or orthopedic clinic. Typically, leg swelling can be from inactivity (bed rest) or prolonged sitting and standing. Compression hose, elevation, less salt in the diet, ankle pumping exercises can all help. But, definitely make sure your kidneys are fine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between shin splints and cramps in the lower leg muscles? Or are they the same thing?

What is the difference between shin splints and cramps in the lower leg muscles? Or are they the same thing?

Shin: Splints, happen on the front part of lower legs, usually from some sort of activity such as running. Cramps can happen any where in the leg. The symptoms in shin splints usually do not include cramping of the legs. ...Read more

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I severely strained my calf muscles. My shin hurts and I didn't hit it. Is it normal for your shin to hurt with a severe calf muscle strain?

Normal it is not!!: I am sure you must injured the shin, when you fell or whichever way you injured your calf. Our brains register only the worst injured (or more painful) part first, while the lesser injured part still hurts or becomes obvious later.
Your examining Doc can certainly reassure you that you most likely injured the shin as well. Check with him/her.
Good Luck! ...Read more

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I had an ACL surgery in 2008.I still have irregular pain in the muscle between calf and shin. Xray reports are normal. What could be the cause?

I had an ACL surgery in 2008.I still have irregular pain in the muscle between calf and shin. Xray reports are normal. What could be the cause?

Quad weakness: The most common source of pain and "instability" after acl reconstruction is from weakness in the quad muscles (acl failure is possible but actually less common). If the muscles have not returned to normal function, you will continue to limp and walk with a straight knee (quad avoidance). This further weakens the quad and harms the hamstrings and calf, causing pain, burning, and giving way. ...Read more

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I was wondering what kind of injury I have? I can't explode off of my right leg due to a football injury I tore my knee up real bad playing football. This was back in 2005. Ever since then I have had this pain in the muscle behind my shin, I'm not sure w

I was wondering what kind of injury I have? I can't explode off of my right leg due to a football injury I tore my knee up real bad playing football. This was back in 2005. Ever since then I have had this pain in the muscle behind my shin, I'm not sure w

While: While a more thorough evaluation by a physician (like an orthopaedic surgeon or someone trained in sports medicine) would be more likely to give you a firm diagnosis, the history and symptoms you provide may be consistent with a tear of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle. Can you detect any visible difference in the appearance of the muscles from affected to non-affected sides? Are there any other symptoms, perhaps related to your knee, that go along with this? If it continues to bother you, consdier getting checked out by someone who can give you a complete evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should I be worried about the pain in my lower leg? I was playing soccer, and I was kicked on the outside of my lower leg. A little lower than midway. Where all the muscle is next to the shin bone. It hurt to walk on after it happened but went away as my

It's: It's possible you've fractured your fibula, which is the thin bone on the outside of your lower leg. If you haven't seen your doctor about this problem yet, I would recommend that you do so. An x-ray would determine whether you have a fracture; if that study is normal, you can treat your "soft tissue injury" (hematoma, contusion, etc.) with alternating ice and heat packs, range of motion exercises, over-the-counter pain medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen), and rest.
Good luck! ...Read more

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It feels more like a burning pain, it's more on the inside of my right foot, around shin, and calf muscle hurts on occasion.?

It feels more like a burning pain, it's more on the inside of my right foot, around shin, and calf muscle hurts on occasion.?

Circulation: Seek an evaluation to specifically determine if your symptoms are arterial vs venous in nature. Particularly, do they get better or worse with ambulation vs rest? Are you diabetic? ...Read more

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Have been exercising but recently I have developed a dull pain on my shin and the muscle next to it. Also have a small bruise? Is this a blood clot?

Have been exercising but recently I have developed a dull pain on my shin and the muscle next to it. Also have a small bruise? Is this a blood clot?

No: By blood clot, I assume you mean the dangerous kind that breaks off and goes to the lungs. That does not present like this. However, the blood from a bruise clots also, it just doesn't have the same dangerous potential. ...Read more