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Sciatica Shin Pain
Pain started in low back then next day started hutton in lower leg pain in back went away and pain in thigh and calf doctor said sciatica?
Not uncommon: Many people who rupture or herniate a disk have initial back pain, and as this insult 2 the disk space improves and leg pain from pressure on the adjacent nerve root results in the leg pain. Some have only leg pain & no back & others have both @ the same time. It needs an eval by a spine surgeon, & proper imaging.Aimaging. After this is complete a plan of action will B discussed. ...Read more
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
I get shin pain sometimes after excersising but it goes away in 1 day is that shin splints or what is it?
Probably: Shin splints occur when the outside edge of the bone, the periosteum, gets inflamed often with repetitive activity like running. They also can include tiny tears of the muscles in the shin where they attach to the tibia. Treatment can include rehab/PT, icing after exercise, avoiding overuse (too much, too soon), improving running gait and updating your footwear or adding orthotics/inserts. ...Read more
I was diagnosed w a stress reaction for medial shin pain. I don't think it's the right diagnosis. What are the diff btwn stress fracture and reaction?
Fracture vs. Edema: With a stress fracture, an actual fracture line (crack in the bone) can be seen on an x-ray or MRI. A stress reaction means bone marrow edema (swelling of the inner part of the bone) can be seen on an MRI but no fracture line. Stress reaction is a "precursor" to a stress fracture, is less serious & often has a shorter recovery period. If I can help, join my team- www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
I've just been to doctor who said my blood pressure is fine. I still have calf pain, shin pain and thigh pain. Could this be a blood clot?
See below: Dvt is the term I believe you're referring to as a blood clot. Usual presentation will involve calf pain and swelling that is progressively unbearable. A screening test for this is called a venous doppler. This can be ordered by your medical physician. Usually a good thorough history and physical is able to rule out this condition. Go back to your medical doctor or seek out an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. I would do this as soon as possible like tomorrow good luck thank you. ...Read more
For 4 months I have had severe buttock, thigh and shin pain. The only dose that helps now is 3, 10/325's of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) bid. Is that safe?
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): "safety" with Norco applies 1st to making sure you are not taking too much tylenol (acetaminophen) per day. 3-4000 mg per day should be max to keep the liver safe. You are taking 1950mg (325x3x2). The other issue is chronic use of hydrocodone which can lead to addiction, and side effects of drowsiness, nausea, constipation, etc. ...Read more
54F-H/O hysterectomy & bilateral salpingo oopherectomy 10y ago for benign cysts & lap chole 4 months ago for stones. Shin pain in right leg, sometimes mild, sometimes severe. Taking multivitamins & calcium tablet daily with Dr's advice. Still having pain?
Doctor gave me injection for Bursitis about a month ago. It has not helped and pain is getting worse. It hurts in hip and shin. Could it be Sciatica?
Clear blood test at er for chest tightness. Out of town noticed round bruise on shin with raised clear center. Feels like sciatica. Clot?
Is not being able to wear a night splint due to shin cramping due to shin edema (tib/fib mri) or sciatica (herniated disc mri, no back pain)?
Not sure: Without examining you to find out why you have night splints and actual findings on exam and history it would be too difficult to tell. ...Read more
Resistance condition: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your toes tip them so the sole of your foot faces outward. That motion should strengthen the muscle that is usually responsible for shin splints. In addition, balancing up on your tip toes is another good exercise to strengthen those muscles. ...Read more
Chin pain: Condition that causes pain over the shin bone (the tibia.) it is the most common cause of “shin splints, ” which is the general term used to describe sports-related pain over that bone. It is usually due to overuse and occurs in athletes who participate in repetitive activities, especially running and jumping. Easy strech exercise before start the regular routine. ...Read more
Shin splints: One likely cause would be shin splints- if you are walking or running for exercise you need to do adaequte stretching before and after activity. Icing the shins after a workout and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory like alleve or advil (ibuprofen) should help. To prevent further bouts, see a podiatrist. You may need an orthotic in your shoe to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read more
Had shin pain for about a week but pain still there and radiates to my calf now any suggestions? No injury and not a athlete
It could be: That you had shin splints which do not require an injury to have and then when you were compensating for the pain over used calf muscles. Having said that, I would be cautious and rule out a clot to your calf if you have pain to the calf on compression of the calf or if you dorsiflexed your foot (motion of moving the foot to the face) and have calf pain. ...Read more
Shin pain after TKR: Shin pain is not uncommon during the immediate postoperative period, but should subside. If shin pain develops later down the line, it could be a sign of tibial component loosening. ...Read more
Several things: If you only have pain running on the treadmill, there are several things. Try adjusting the inclination of the treadmill. Have your running shoes checked to make sure they are appropriate for your type foot. If you hyperpronate, you may want to try an over-the-counter orthotic device. Alternate the treadmill with another form of exercise. If the pain persists, see your orthopaedist. ...Read more