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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?

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

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Dr. James Lin
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Myth or Fact? And why do you say? Body pain worse on Cold Days! I am experiencing lower leg pain and low back pain.

Myth or Fact? And why do you say? Body pain worse on Cold Days! I am experiencing lower leg pain and low back pain.

Fact: Muscle tend to tense up during cold. It is the response before shivering to generate more heat. The muscle tension may worsen the pain. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is shin splint typical with sciatica nerve pain ?

Is shin splint typical with sciatica nerve pain
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No: Shin splints are different than sciatica pain. Sciatica pain originates from the low back spine area and shin splints are local to the anterior leg due to irritation at the muscle bone junction. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower leg, moves around from shin to calf to ankle for 3 days now. Worried about a blood clot but also have had sciatica.What to do?

I have pain in my lower leg, moves around from shin to calf to ankle for 3 days now. Worried about a blood clot but also have had sciatica.What to do?

See your Doctor: Once blood clot is ruled out, then if you know you have sciatica it probably is that. Make sure though you rule out the blood clot first. You may need to see a spine/pain specialist for further evals and treatment for the sciatica though. ...Read more

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I have sciatica or something, hip pain going down side of thigh into shin and foot. Months of pain. Chiropractor no help.Can I fix this?

Radiculopathy: I understand your distress. You deserve Relief from pain. See an Orthopedic Physician, have all Radiological studies done to establish Diagnosis After that discuss • Medication • Physical TherapyPain management • Therapy for stress of pain and decreased functioning ...Read more

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Clear blood test at er for chest tightness.Out of town noticed round bruise on shin with raised clear center. Feels like sciatica.Clot?

Clear blood test at er for chest tightness.Out of town noticed round bruise on shin with raised clear center. Feels like sciatica.Clot?

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated for an accurate diagnosis; especially if you are having persistent leg pain and/or chest tightness. That being said, the lesion that you are desiring in your tibia is not typical for a deep blood clot. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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Im having shin pain while jogging?

See your doctor: You may have shin splints (ice shins and stop jogging till healed) but you could also have a stress fracture which needs medical attention to preserve the integrity of the bone and avert a more serious fracture of the bone. ...Read more

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Is shin pain normal after tkr surgery?

Is shin pain normal after tkr surgery?

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

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How to get rid of shin pain after being kicked?

How to get rid of shin pain after being kicked?

It take time to: Resolve, the chin bon is very superficial and easily could get injured, follow your doctor instructions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Random shin pain in one leg when I switch from heels to flats?

Short leg: Depends on where the shin pain is, front, inside or outside leg. If only one leg and i assume on the inside of the leg, you may have a short leg. Your foot rolls in and that causes the muscle to work over time to stabilize you. Wearing heels raises the angle of your feet and puts the muscle in a different position so it doesn't have to work as hard. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve back and shin pain during my walk/jog/run cardio workouts?

Back and shin pain: Cross train, periods of relative rest, ice, heat, adequate warmup and stretching--especially hamstrings. Try some shorter workouts til pain lessens. ...Read more

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Every night get severe shin pain in 1 leg- not from exercise. I have smouldering mm and it was xrayed a year ago nad but wear and tear found.Any ideas?

Every night get severe shin pain in 1 leg- not from exercise. I have smouldering mm and it was xrayed a year ago nad but wear and tear found.Any ideas?

Shin splint?: Can be a chronic and painful condition.C ur pcp or orthopedist for further evaluation.Btw , routine x-rays are normal with this condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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Shin pain and exercising, how to relieve?

Shin pain and exercising, how to relieve?

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

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Can venostasis cause shin pain?

Venostasis: Yes, essentially anything that causes swelling on the surrounding sensory nerves can cause pain. ...Read more

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How do I prevent shin pain when jogging?

How do I prevent shin pain when jogging?

Cushioned shoes: My best recommendation would be to use well cushioned running shoes, warm up and stretch also warm down and use ice after exercises. ...Read more

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What should I do about the piercing shin pain?

What should I do about the piercing shin pain?

Ortho exam: If the pain is sharp i would be concerned about a stress fracture and not just tendonitis or shin splints. I would get an exam, and xrays, and possibly an MRI if very concerned about a stress fracture. ...Read more

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Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

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

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

An acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, ...Read more