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Wound on lower shin care. To cover or not? Has been covered for 7 days. Now it is infected. Started topical antibio tonight, waiting for culture.

Wound on lower shin care. To cover or not? Has been covered for 7 days. Now it is infected. Started topical antibio tonight, waiting for culture.

Keep covered: I do not know what you were covering it with, but I would keep it covered when you are active. You probably can take the bandage off when you are at rest if you want to. The topical antibiotic may help, but I find shin infections ususally need something oral. ...Read more

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I got kicked in the lower right part of my shin and it doesn't hurt when I put pressure on it but when I press on it, it hurts. What might be the prob?

I got kicked in the lower right part of my shin and it doesn't hurt when I put pressure on it but when I press on it, it hurts. What might be the prob?

If it does not hurt: When you stand on it, it is most likely not a fracture, although it is impossible to rule that out with limited history or physical exam. More likely what it is, is a contusion (bruise) either in the superficial tissue or the bone. Sometimes, trauma in the front of the shin can lead to chronic shin splints as well, so rest and give the shin some time to heal. Ice. If it does not improve, see a doc. ...Read more

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Why is the lower part of my shin numb?

Why is the lower part of my shin numb?

See a neurologist: Sensory nerve supply to that area of skin is damaged. It could be a problem near the numb skin area or as far back as lower back and any where in between. ...Read more

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What esle can I do for siatic lower left shin leg acute pain?

What esle can I do for siatic lower left shin leg acute pain?

One option: Acupuncture is an excellent option for treating pain due to sciata. However, it is very important to see your physician to determine the cause of the sciatica and to determine if that can be addressed directly. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my lower shin that hurts to touch. What could it be?

I have a lump on my lower shin that hurts to touch. What could it be?

It could be strat of: A boil, use moist heat on it and see if it help if is not go to your doctor he will the right antibiotic.. ...Read more

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What major nerves are located in the front of the lower leg/ shin area?

What major nerves are located in the front of the lower leg/ shin area?

Leg anatomy: The anterior compartment of the leg is supplied by the deep fibular nerve (deep peroneal nerve), a branch of the common fibular nerve. The nerve contains axons from the L4, L5, and S1 spinal nerves. ...Read more

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I have an oblong vertical indentation on my lower left leg to the right of the shin. What could be causing it & what kind of dr. Should I see?

I have an oblong vertical indentation on my lower left leg to the right of the shin. What could be causing it & what kind of dr. Should I see?

See doctor: You need to start with your primary care physician first to examined it physically, so that a preliminary diagnosis can be made. Then your pcp will be able to tell you the next step, or if imaging is needed, and refer you to the right person to see for further workup if needed. This is something that you would want to have documented in your chart. ...Read more

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Small rash on lower shin hasn't gone away in over 1mo. Got slightly smaller but still size of a quarter. Doesn't hurt or itch. What could it be?

Small rash on lower shin hasn't gone away in over 1mo. Got slightly smaller but still size of a quarter. Doesn't hurt or itch. What could it be?

Many things: A pictures worth 1000 words a rash can only be diagnosed through pictures are visual exam you may consider telemedicine a HealthTap for this ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling. And I noticed on my shin there's an indent and it's discolored?

I am experiencing ankle swelling. And I noticed on my shin there's an indent and it's discolored?

More info?: Is it both ankles or just one? Did you injure your ankle? How long has it been swelling? Getting worse? Any new meds? Have you had similar problems in the past? If lasting more than a few days see your MD ...Read more

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I have a lump on my shin from being kicked a month ago, there is an indent in the lump and it is numb, is this normal?

I have a lump on my shin from being kicked a month ago, there is an indent in the lump and it is numb, is this normal?

Shin lump: Very common injury to the peri osteal covering of your shin. It should gradually heal and the numbness subside but it may take 4-6 months. Try to prevent any additional injury to that area ...Read more

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I have a small indent in my shin that hurts with added pressure. Also, it hurts severely after running. It gets better with rest. Any ideas?

I have a small indent in my shin that hurts with added pressure. Also, it hurts severely after running. It gets better with rest. Any ideas?

Indent on tibia: Hello, this sounds like and old scar on the anterior border of the tibia pulling with motion. I can't be sure without seeing it. You should see your doc and mention this for accurate diagnosis thanks ...Read more

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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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I'm a runner and started having shin pain. There's a large indent along my tibia (medial) with a lump to the side of it. Sound like a stress fracture?

I'm a runner and started having shin pain. There's a large indent along my tibia (medial) with a lump to the side of it. Sound like a stress fracture?

Possible: But I'm having a real hard time with your description telling if the indent is on the bone or in the muscle area. You could have a fascial defect as well that is causing pain in the same area. At any rate, it should be looked at by a doctor because the treatment for the stress fracture would be rest while the treatment for the other defect would be therapy. ...Read more

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I get this weird lower hip pain that seems to to go to the side of my calf and shin. Hurts worse when lying down. What could it be?

Thigh with calf pain: Pain in that area is typically from a nerve injury or part of the muscle fascial complex on the lateral part ot f the hip and thigh which helps pull your leg away from the midline. Either can be worsened by certain positions including the supine position ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter has a pea size ball that moves around on her lower shin when you touch it; it doesn't hurt, should we be concerned?

Probabbly benign: Small immobile bumps along the shin are quite common. Pl see attached. However, if a small bump along the shin is mobile, but still doesn't hurt, it might be a lipoma or othe beniogn cyst. If it is not increasing in size, you can get it checked out at your next regular visit to your doctor. Feel better! ...Read more

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Lump on lower shin in subcutaneous fat, no pain, no discolouration, no recent trauma. Not growing but not getting smaller and not going away?

Well it didn't -: -appear out of the blue. It must have always been there, perhaps from a little recalled injury from long ago that U don't recall. If it's not painful etc, & staying the same I would not worry. All this points 2 a benign process. 4 peace of mind, U could C Ur PCP 2have it looked @ & a hands on xam. If suspicions get referrals as needed. ...Read more

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16 years ago I hurt back at work I am now disabled. Three hern. Disk inside lower back &tear have no feeling below knees. Bad painfeet ankles shin?

16 years ago I hurt back at work I am now disabled. Three hern. Disk inside lower back &tear have no feeling below knees. Bad painfeet ankles shin?

You have new problem: Three herniated discs in the low back will not produce the numbness and pain just below the knees. You have a nerve disease that is affecting your long sensory nerves in your legs and feet. You need to see a neurologist. There are several causes, some of which can be reversed. Some of the causes are systemic, and will cause further problems with your health if not addressed. ...Read more

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What is causing my lower leg pain in shin?

See a Doc: You really need to be examined by a doctor to figure out what is causing the pain. Some things that could cause pain in the shin are shin splints which is an irritation of the covering of the bone called the periosteum. Tendon or muscle strains are also a possibility. Need to also look at possible problems with circulation. Sometimes the pain is far away from the source. A doc should figure out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pain in my lower leg (mostly shin)should I go to doctor?

What to do if I have a pain in my lower leg (mostly shin)should I go to doctor?

Overuse tibia injury: Shin splints is an overuse stress injury to the tibial leg bone. Often times, a sudden rapid increase in either mileage or running intensity can trigger an episode of shin splints. Most are self-limiting and will go away with simple rest or decreased mileage and intensity. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help as well. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been experiencing pain in my lower legs, calves and shin. For a few days, what could it be?

Hi, I have been experiencing pain in my lower legs, calves and shin. For a few days, what could it be?

Many things: Might cause this, so unless you have a great deal of unaccustomed activity to account for this, you should be evaluated at a clinic. ...Read more