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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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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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is shin splint typical with sciatica nerve pain?

Is shin splint typical with sciatica nerve pain?

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?

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 Therapy
Pain 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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I'm 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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Side of shin pain when lying down?

Inside or out?: Depending on location, it could be an impingement of the common peroneal nerve if you're lying down on the outside of your leg. On the inside, could be shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, stress fracture, etc. ...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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What are some probable causes of upper shin pain?

Overuse: The most common cause of bilateral shin pain is overuse. This occurs either from a to quick progression of activity or excessive activity. ...Read more

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What is causing shin pain and what can I do about it?

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

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Bilateral shin pain. Bad during the day, worse at night.

Bilateral shin pain. Bad during the day, worse at night.

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

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What is causing sharp shin pain and what can I do for it?

What is causing sharp shin pain and what can I do for it?

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

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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