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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
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
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?: 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
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