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Torn meniscus pain on inside & front of knee also have aching pain in front of lower leg and pain in back of knee & tight feeling..related to injury?

Torn meniscus pain on inside & front of knee also have aching pain in front of lower leg and pain in back of knee & tight feeling..related to injury?

Likely: This does sound like your symptoms are related to the injury. Pain can radiate to the lower leg and swelling in the knee can often be felt in the back of the knee. ...Read more

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I have been getting pain in my front lower legs while walking. Is this related to my diabetes?

I have been getting pain in my front lower legs while walking. Is this related to my diabetes?

Possibly: There would have to be tests done to determine if the pain is the result of blood vessel blockage or just a muscular reaction to the activity. If it is blood vessel blockage it is most likely related to the diabetes. It can be treated by medication and, sometimes, surgery. If it is muscular a program of physical theray with graded exercises would help. ...Read more

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What is shin splints and what should I do to treat them? I have just started training for my first half marathon and lately I have been getting pain in the front of my lower leg. It almost feels that i can not finish my even my 5 mile runs. It has been

What is shin splints and what should I do to treat them? I have just started training for my first half marathon and lately I have been getting pain in the front of my lower leg.  It almost feels that i can not finish my even my 5 mile runs.  It has been

Shin : Shin splints is an inflammation of the ligaments and surrounding tissue that runs along the bone in the front of your lower leg (the tibia). This is common in marathon runners such as yourself because of the sheer force you are dealing with as you run and pound the pavement. This is what causes the damage. The treatment is what i like to call rice: rest, ice, compression (ace bandage) and elevation. Also take a few weeks off to give yourself time to heal. In addition you can take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication such as advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen as directed. Give yourself some time, and you will be back to running very soon.. If your problem worsens or persists seek care from your doctor right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have burning in front of lower leg?

I have burning in front of lower leg?

Concern is infection: First concern is infection- would make sure it is not warm or significantly red- if so you need to see your physician for possible antibiotics, nerve issues can also contribute f you are a diabetic. Ok to wait it out if there are no true signs of infection. ...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 started to train cardio a week ago. Why does it feel like my lower leg front part of bones hurt?

I started to train cardio a week ago. Why does it feel like my lower leg front part of bones hurt?

Shin splints: Sounds like shin splints. Slow down on high impact cardio and do walking instead until the pain is gone. ...Read more

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What causes edema in feet, ankles and the front of lower leg?

What causes edema in feet, ankles and the front of lower leg?

Get checked: Swelling and pain in such a diffuse area of the lower extremity can be caused by multitude of things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have red, warm skin of front of lower leg?

I have red, warm skin of front of lower leg?

Cellulitis: Without more specifics, i would be concerned about a bacterial infection of the skin called cellulitis. I see you are a diabetic, and that increases the concern about cellulitis. Proper evaluation is necessary so appropriate treatment can be initiated. Usually, oral antibiotics can be successful but occasionally cellulitis in diabetic patients can expand quickly and may require intravenous meds. ...Read more

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I get awful pain in the front of my right lower leg that i can only describe as bone pain. Is there anything that can be done to help/relieve this?

I get awful pain in the front of my right lower leg that i can only describe as bone pain. Is there anything that can be done to help/relieve this?

Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibu-: Profen for pain. Get it checked by your gp, as you need to be investigated with an xray, at least. Resting would be helpful. A detailed history would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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When I touch the front of my lower leg, it feels like a pea sized bit of cartilage is loose under the skin. It doesn't hurt, but is something wrong?

When I touch the front of my lower leg, it feels like a pea sized bit of cartilage is loose under the skin. It doesn't hurt, but is something wrong?

Cyst or lipoma: It's unlikely to be cartilage, but it could easily be an epidermal cyst or a lipoma. Both are benign, both are easily removed under local anesthesia as an office procedure. But since there are other, less common things that it could be, it would be wise to allow a dermatologist to have a look at it in person. ...Read more

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Whenever i run fast, my lower leg ( espically the bone at front ) gets in pain, though i warm up, did x-rays and everything was good..?

Whenever i run fast, my lower leg ( espically the bone at front ) gets in pain, though i warm up, did x-rays and everything was good..?

Leg pain: Possibilities: inflammatory issues such as periostitis, medial distal tibia stress syndrome, shin splints, or possible exercise induced compartment syndrome. Early stress fractures are often not detected on initial xrs. Consider having a bone scan or MRI if symptoms persist despite rest and conservative treatment. ...Read more