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My Shin Burns
A specialty: Severe burns, especially in children, should be treated at a burn center. The main principles are to replace fluids, excise and graft 3rd degree burns early and prevent and treat infection. Less severe burns can often be treated as an outpatient with topical mild antiseptic creams. They should be managed by a general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)
A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more
My entire left leg is swollen, while my right leg isn't. When i run, my left ankle/shin burns, but not like shin splints. What could be wrong?
Several posibilities: This could be infection with redness, heat, pain, and swelling. This could be a blood clot with one-sided leg pain and swelling. It is not normal for an otherwise healthy young person to have either of these conditions, but both should be addressed soon. Have them checked out by your fp, because many things may cause burning swelling discomfort! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a bruise on my shin that itches and burns and making my leg hurt. Can't remember doing anything.
Shins are sensitive: Shins do not have a lot of padding there so it is easy to get a small bump and end up with a bruise. If it does not heal up notmally as a bruise should in a week to 10 days then see a doctor. ...Read more
I had tibia plateau surgery 18 months ago. I have a large lump on the outside of my leg that is hard and burns. stairs are hard and jogging impossibl?
No specific way: Localized fat deposits can only be removed by liposuction. Fat over the shin ( anterior portion of the tibia overlying the bone) can be removed as part of fat reduction universally in the body otherwise. Sometimes what a person thinks is fat over the shin bone is actually swelling of the tissue (edema) due to fluid retention. ...Read more
What is this cranberry colored rash it's just above my left ankle and just to right of the same ankle as well as a few spot up my lower leg and one spot on my right shin. There is no pain, swelling, or itching i thought it might be carpet burn but I've ha
Fell down stairs, was seen. Said I have a sprain. Bottom and top of foot hurt. Shin where I have carpet burn feels warm to touch and numb. No xray.
Be patient: It sounds like you have a bad sprain and some associated numbness where you got the rug burn, and most likely had some superficial nerves damaged in the scrape. If the rug burn starts to get redder and spread, the warmth gets worse, it starts to drain pus, than it may be getting infected, so seek help again in that case. Otherwise, time will heal your wounds. Good luck to you. ...Read more