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Pain Between Knee And Shin
Lotion: Try consistently using a skin moisturizer especially after showers/baths. If it does not work then see a dermatologist. ...Read more
For the first time my knees, shins and even thighs have been paining a lot. They pain while walking and now even in general. What should I do? I'm 21
Let try to help: This injury is brought on by exerting too much pressure on the lower leg muscles or excessive impact on the muscle. F you some recondition and stretching exercise before doing any sport activates, use Motrin on a dial basis tell the condition improve, if did not check with your doctor. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
Shin pain: Several things come to mind: shin splints, muscle pain in the foreleg (often the soleus or tibialis posterior muscle), posterior tibial tendinitis, pes anserine bursitis, varicose veins, poor circulation ("claudication"), swelling/edema, tibial stress fracture, and pinched nerve in the back (l4 or L5 radiculopathy or 'sciatica'). If pain persists, I'd suggest seeing your physician to sort it out. ...Read more
I have itchy little red lumps behind my knees and on my shins. I don't shave because I'm scared it'll make it worse. Help?
See derm: See your dermatologist to find out if this is eczema or something else. It can be treated. ...Read more
Knee unstable for 3months. Have pain front and back of knee and radiates down shin. Hurts to bend.pain keeps me up at night. Trying ice and heat.?
Be seen: I would be seen. An exam and appropriate studies will usually determine the cause. Ligamentous injuries, such as an injury to the ACL can cause an unstable knee. If you are having a lot of trouble with pain running down your leg, it could also be coming from your back. In severe cases pinched nerves in the back can cause weakness in the muscles around the knee making it less stable. ...Read more
I have had a partial menistectomy on my left knee about 2 years ago. I am having more pain now on inner part of knee to shin with locking. What is it?
Poor support: Not enough support and tight tendons can cause this. Try more supportive shoes and stretching exercises. If still a problem, see a specialist. ...Read more
Without trauma. . .: You did not mention trauma so I presume this sensation occurred spontaneously. My first consideration would be a nerve related alteration in skin sensation issues — paresthesia. This area is supplied by lumbar 4/5 nerves coming from the lower back. Are you experiencing weakness? In addition to problems along the nerve's course that result in skin sensation changes, metabolic issues are common. ...Read more
Swelling on shin (just below the knees) with pain behind the shin. Is it something to do with my UC?
Not likely.: It's unlikely that your symptoms are related to UC. Just below your knee is a bony bump called the "tibial tuberosity." This is where the tendon of one of the four parts of your quadriceps muscle attaches to the tibia or leg bone. Overworking the quads muscle can cause inflammation right there. Acetaminophen, ice and limiting walking, running & stairclimbing for a few days should help. ...Read more
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 causes are systemic, and will cause further problems with your health if not addressed. ...Read more
I think I have internal tibial torsion. I have very bad overpronation, knock knees and shins twist in at 90 degree angle. Does this sound possible.
Pain back of knee &pain underneath kneecap on shin. Extreme limp after sitting down.feels stiff but stretched out. No injury, pain for about 2months?
Chondromalacia patel: This sounds like chondromalacia patella which is softening of the cartilage underneath your kneecap. The Best treatment for this is to do exercises that strengthen your quadriceps muscles. You can discuss with your physician about this or after your evaluation if x-rays and other imaging looks okay you could have physical therapy help you work on a new program ...Read more
I don't have imense pain but I feel some pain in my shins when I get up from on my knees, am i locking my knees too much and causing my legs to hurt?
I am 18 years old, been having knee pain for almost my entire life. The pain is in the backs of my knees and radiates down my shin. What could this be?
Hard to say:
Knee pain your entire life would tend to mean that it is not an acute or progressive problem like a fracture, ligament injury, muscle tear or even tumor. Chronic things include arthritis, meniscus, or even vascular.
There are long lists of things that it could be but you really need to see a specialist like an orthopedic surgeon who can examine your knee and do images to get a better answer ...Read more
My pain started a few hours ago and is on my left inside shin between my ankle and knee. It's a sharp come and go lasting a second or so. Should I go?
Depends: Hard to say without benefit if an exam. The two most common causes are usually either a sciatica, which is the irritation of a nerve in the back causing pain in the leg, or a problem in the area that is painful. Did you have a significant injury? Don't hesitate to be seen if it wa injured or the pain is severe. ...Read more
If you knee is normal, the pain can come from injured muscle and fascia in your thigh/leg. The injured areas will be tender, and there will be at least one ropey cord of muscle with knots in it. This pain is called myofascial pain. Seek a massage therapist, physical therapist who can do dry needling, or an accupuncturiest.
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Is it normal to have leg and knee pain while taking levaquin (levofloxacin)? Especially in the shins?
Hard lump on my shin mine just under my knee doesn't hurt unless I push hard on it should I be worried? Been there a long time
From teen years?: Osgood-Schlatter knee is a common cause of knee pain in teens. It is inflammation of the area just below the knee where the tendon from the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the shinbone (tibia). Because physical activity puts additional stress on bones, muscles, and tendons, kids who play sports have a higher chance of this. Doctor should examine this, as Osg.-Sch. Is not an adult condition. ...Read more
My knee caps turn inwards (my knees don't touch though). As a result, my shins are bowed outwards, and my legs are crooked. Anything I can do?
Yes: I would not hesitate to be seen where a thorough exam and standing X-rays of your entire lower extremities could give a lot more info. There are non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and bracing that could potentially help your symptoms, or you would have to decide if it is bad enough to consider surgery. ...Read more
I'm 17 and I am in kung fu and twice someones whole body ran right into my leg and now both of my shins and knees ache a lot. What should I do?
See a leg doctor.: Please see a leg doctor asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just ran my first 1/2 marathon. I have bruising on both shins just below knee. They don't hurt — should I be worried or is this pretty normal?
Worry a little: Bruising without pain could mean a vascular issue or impact stress from running. It is indicative of bleeding and inflammation in muscle or in skin just over the tibia bone (shin). There may be related stress fractures. Should see a sports medicine specialist or vascular specialist ...Read more
Pain in knee shooting down shin to where I broke my leg about 16 years ago. I'm a garbage man that jumps and runs a lot. Pain just started today?
Knocked my shin onto a person's knee with quite an impact. Although it's pain, there isn't any visible bruise on surface, is it an internal bruise?
Bone bruise: You probably hit yourself so hard that you bruised your ankle bone. It may take6-8 weeks to get better. ...Read more
I have a hot spot on my right calf next to my shin, some times it seems to spread the length of the shin, and sometimes I feel it behind my knee.?
Depends: If by "hot spot" you mean an area of redness, swelling, pain and heat this could be serious and you need to see a nurse or physician. Preferably while you are having the feelings! So a walk in clinic if you don't have a doctor who will do same day appts. If it's just a feeling of warmth, then it probably isn't much of anything. Cool compresses might make it feel better and couldn't hurt. ...Read more
Is it normal for one or both knees to pop (no pain) during lunges/dead lifts and have an internal feeling of "watery" release at the top of the shin?
It can be normal as: Long as there is no pain. Popping knees are quite normal, as long as there are no associated symptoms of pain, swelling, tenderness, knee giving way under. ...Read more
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