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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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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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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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What are shin splints?

Overuse tibia injury: Shin splints is an overuse stress injury to the tibial leg bone. Often times, a sudden rapid increase in either mileage or running intensity can trigger an episode of shin splints. Most are self-limiting and will go away with simple rest or decreased mileage and intensity. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help as well. ...Read more

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What causes shin splints?

RISK FACTORS: Let me give you some risk factors: Smoking, more than 10 alcoholic drinks/week, female sex, sudden increase in activity, poor shoegear, flat feet. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing 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)

Occuring and felt in the front ...Read more