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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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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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What should I do about knee to ankle pain in shin?

What should I do about knee to ankle pain in shin?

Get orthotics: You may be experiencing shin splints from repetitive stress on the tibia. If you are bow legged that will only increase that stress. Orthotics help level your ankle and tibia and reduce this tendency. You may also have posterior tibial tendonitis which is also similar and due to lack of support for your feet. Recommend stretching of your calf muscles and seek help. ...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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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 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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Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Ankle Pain (Definition)

It is simply that one's ankle hurts. A common scenario is that of an acute ankle sprain. Please ask again if there are more details or ...Read more


Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more