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Bilateral shin pain. Bad during the day, worse at night.

Bilateral shin pain. Bad during the day, worse at night.

Shin splints?: Are you a runner? Here's a link: https://www.google.com/search?q=shin+splints&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS593US594&oq=shin+splints&aqs=chrome..69i57.3111j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 ...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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Burning behind the knee at night?

Burning behind the knee at night?

Arthritis/Baker cyst: Multiple causes of posterior (back of) knee pain exist but the most likely causes in a 60+ year old are degenerative diseases: osteoarthritis, baker cyst, and/or 'degenerating cartilage and ligaments' . An xray or MRI may distinguish the causes. Also other possible diagnoses are gout and rheumatioid arthritis (which can be confirmed on simple labs). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

A few thoughts: You have to consider what is behind the knee. There are blood vessels, tendons, muscles, knee joint. You have to consider each of these. When you are evaluated these will be looked at to try to clarify your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am in excruciating pain in hip morning also down whole leg with foot tingling. at night severe pain can't sl. walking unbearable?

I am in excruciating pain in hip morning also down whole leg with foot tingling. at night severe pain can't sl. walking unbearable?

Back issues: Your symptoms are similar to someone with back issues. Most likely sciatica. You should see a neurologist or orthopedist for follow up studies such as an MRI ...Read more

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Left hip pain at night and after sitting down after work. Pain in hip and shoots down leg at times. Worse at night in bed. No injury as far as I know.

Left hip pain at night and after sitting down after work. Pain in hip and shoots down leg at times. Worse at night in bed. No injury as far as I know.

Left hip pain: May be scaitica. Sitting is stress on spine. Consider ergonomic chair with lumbar support. At work change position ( i.e. get up for a moment every 45 minutes to an hour) to shake out, Consider a trial of NSAIDS ( motrin/alelve ) and muscle relaxant( if not allergic). Rarely may also be related to ovaries/ colon, retroperitoneal issue so may consider ultrasound or CT abdomen. f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Likely tendonitis: Pain that is worse at rest and at night may be tendonitis. The hamstring tendons attach behind the knee and if inflamed may be the cause of your pain. Stretching and anti-inflammatories are a good place to start. ...Read more

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Hip pain only at night, wakes me up about 3am, no pain in the day?

Hip pain only at night, wakes me up about 3am, no pain in the day?

See detail: Many times people believe they have hip pain when they actually have back pain. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why is sciatic pain worse at night?

When you lie down: on your spine, the nerve compression would worsen in that dependent position likely due to increased pressure and inflammation where the compression occurs. Usually nerve root compression occurs in the lower back (lumbar) and lying supine or on the side of the compression will worsen the symptoms. Standing up and leaning forward usually relieve symptoms for that reason. ...Read more

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Leg legnth difference. Pain in both hips when laying down or sitting. Also back.Taking motrin. Hip bursitis? Couldn't sleep last night. Pain all day

May be acquired: instead of congenital. See your ortho for good evaluation to understand why this happened. The hemipelvis can rotate from trauma or some type of exercise and cause limb length discrepancy. Physiotherapy may be very helpful ...Read more

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What can cause nightly knee pain? I'm fine during the day, but at night, i'm getting excruciating pain in my right knee.

Let me try to help: An osteoid osteoma causes a dull aching pain. The pain is moderately intensity, but can be severe, especially at night. Check it out. ...Read more

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Knee spasms at night from arthritis. Cause?

Knee spasms at night from arthritis. Cause?

See Your Doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain in knee shoots up thigh. Worst pain ever at night. Only 1 knee. I'm very flat footed. Dr before said my knees have extra mobility?

Pain in knee shoots up thigh. Worst pain ever at night. Only 1 knee. I'm very flat footed. Dr before said my knees have extra mobility?

Knee pain: When your young common injuries such as internal tears of soft tissue such as cartilage or tendons seem to be the problem. You need to see your doc and rest the knee till then. :) ...Read more

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Pain from knee down... On my feet for 9 hrs. Walking, bending and squatting.... When i'm at rest tends to hurt at its worst. Shin and calf aches-pain?

Pain from knee down... On my feet for 9 hrs. Walking, bending and squatting.... When i'm at rest tends to hurt at its worst.  Shin and calf aches-pain?

Orthotics & Exercise: Sometimes orthotics and cushioned shoes may help-including soft mats on the surfaces you stand on.Try to keep moving when standing. Ease into & out of your rest periods. Stretch your shins and calves during these periods if you are obese-this will contribute and so losing weight would be appropriate. Orthotics. ...Read more

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What could cause throbbing knee pain at rest or when you lay down at night?

What could cause throbbing knee pain at rest or when you lay down at night?

Early arthritis?: Especially if u wake with some minor ssx which clears with activity. This is due 2 any inflammation which causes fluid buildup @ nite. ? Does ur orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist say? ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest with shoulder/back/neck pain. Dull ache constantly/sharp at times for 3 days. Worse at night. ?

Musculoskeletal: Your description is of musculoskeletal pain - myofascial syndrome, costochondritis, muscular strain, stretch, or pull. Simple analgesics like Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) rest, heat, massage, and time should help you feel better. If not, you'll have to see your doctor for more advanced therapy. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old and every year when it starts to get cold i get severe knee pain at night. What does that signify?

I am 21 years old and every year when it starts to get cold i get severe knee pain at night. What does that signify?

Inflammation probabe: There is no scintific evidence why some people get pain in the knees when it gets cold, it seems you get some inflammation in the knee joints and you may take Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin to relive these symptoms if you are not allegic and can tolerate it but people with preexisting arthritis can feel the pain get worse or start when it gets cold so have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some causes of inside knee pain, at night, gets better if i walk around, hurts again, repeat walking?

Can you tell me some causes of inside knee pain, at night, gets better if i walk around, hurts again, repeat walking?

Many: Usually this involves either an inflammatory issue (arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, synovitis) or an injury to the cartilage (meniscus tear or articular cartilage damage). Of these, the most common are arthritis and meniscus tears. ...Read more

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I am 31 and I have knee pain every night for years now could I have arthritis how can I find out?

I am 31 and I have knee pain every night for years now could I have arthritis how can I find out?

Arthritis work-up: It could be osteoarthritis which is simply the wear and tear type. It also could be an inflammatory arthritis such as Rheumatoid arthritis or Lupus or Psoriatic arthritis. You should get an x-ray and some bloodwork such as a rheumatoid factor, ANA-looking for lupus, ESR, TSH, and CBC at a minimum. This will provide your doctor a lot of information and will be a start in the workup of the knee pain. ...Read more

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6 yr old has sever knee pain at night and cant walk?

6 yr old has sever knee pain at night and cant walk?

Knee pain: Knee pain, swelling, redness, and warmth can be signs of a serious infection. Any child who cannot walk from pain should be seen promptly by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have knee pain every night. I know it's not from over exercising. I have tendonitis in wrists but don't know if it's related. Doctor dismissed it.?

I have knee pain every night. I know it's not from over exercising. I have tendonitis in wrists but don't know if it's related. Doctor dismissed it.?

Seek 2nd opinon: Persistent pain should always be evaluated further. If your dr decided no further eval needed but nothing has been done yet- then i recommend you seek eval from doctor who can create a plan to evaluate and/or treat you. ...Read more

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I have had knee pain only at night when i try to lay on my side and lay the inner part of my knee on the mattress. The only way i can sleep is turning on my opposite side and keeping the painful leg off the mattress.?

Hamstring tendinitis: While there may be many causes of this pain, two very common sources is hamstring tendinitis that occurs from limping. The limping is often caused by weakness of the quad muscles, but can also be caused by knee problems such as arthritis. If you have had a fall recently, the cause can also be an mcl tear. To isolate the problem, a trip to your friendly neighborhood orthopedist may be helpful. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of medial knee pain worse at night i also having a displacement of the meniscus i don't know how to find relief? Clicking and lock?

I am having a lot of medial knee pain worse at night i also having a displacement of the meniscus i don't know how to find relief? Clicking and lock?

Get it evaluated: Unfortunately what you are suffering from are called mechanical symptoms associated with the meniscus flap getting caught in the joint. There is poor blood supply to the meniscus therefore there is a low probability that it will heal on its own. Therefore i suggest an evaluation with an orthopedist to discuss possible options to treat the meniscus tear. ...Read more

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I want knee pain usually at night its a dull pain and feel like i wnt to pull my knees, there is no inflammation or any bruise or anything?

More info: Need to know more..Where does it hurt on the knee and is it one or both? How old are you and how active? Are you heavy? Does the knee(s) do anything else like swell, lock, giveaway? When? History of any injury? How long has this been going on? Any change in activity? ...Read more

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Bad knee pain. (worse at night in bed) come on last 2 months. Old fib/tib compound on other leg 25 yrs ago- inc 4 inch shorter. No swelling at moment.

Bad knee pain. (worse at night in bed) come on last 2 months. Old fib/tib compound on other leg 25 yrs ago- inc 4 inch shorter. No swelling at moment.

Evaluate arthritis: There are a few possibilities however it is likely that the unoperated leg was compensating. This increased load of work may have led to you developing early arthritis or hamstring tightness. This spasm due to the leg length discrepancy may be causing the night pain. You should have an evaluation with Ortho, get a heel lift and start physical therapy. Keep me posted. ...Read more

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25 yo m, dull knee pain for years, most night, used to happen sometimes now increasing in frequency, no fever, stretching helps relieve pain?

25 yo m, dull knee pain for years, most night, used to happen sometimes now increasing in frequency, no fever, stretching helps relieve pain?

Get the knee checked: Pain at rest especially in a 26-year-old can be related to patellofemoral issues. Having the knees in the bent position can cause pain from a maltracking patella. You should see an orthopedic sports medicine specialist to have your knee pain evaluated with x-rays and possibly an MRI. ...Read more

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Experiencing knee pain but only at night when I lay down to go to sleep. No previous knee injuries. What could be causing this? I'm not overweight.

Experiencing knee pain but only at night when I lay down to go to sleep. No previous knee injuries. What could be causing this? I'm not overweight.

Many reasons: Patellar tendinitis, fat pad irritation, ligament injury or Osteoarthritis ( unlikely at your age) can cause night time pain. See your doctor for X-rays and further evaluation. Meanwhile Ibuprofen might help. ...Read more

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Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more