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Sharp calf pain, tender shin bone, moved to hip?

Sharp calf pain, tender shin bone, moved to hip?

Exam: You need a complete exam by a physician including a neurological exam. This may be caused by a herniated disc. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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When I press on a spot on the front of my shin bone just beneath the right knee, I sometimes have a sharp pain. Why?

When I press on a spot on the front of my shin bone just beneath the right knee, I sometimes have a sharp pain. Why?

Leg Pain: The area under the knee is possibly a tendon that you are pressing on causing the discomfort. Also, the area on the front of the leg has very little tissue between the skin and the bone and pressing on it may cause increased pain. ...Read more

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Whenever I try running I feel this sharp pain in my shins after some time that compels me to stop running coz I feel like the bone is about to break?

Whenever I try running I feel this sharp pain in my shins after some time that compels me to stop running coz I feel like the bone is about to break?

Shin pain : Shin pain is not uncommon to runners, and has many factors. The following can be reasons for shin pain: improperly fitting shoes, improper stretching/warm up,poor running form, and running too far too soon. In addition, I would seek medical evaluation to make sure there are no "shin splints" or small fractures. I would also find a good running supply store to be properly fitted for running shoes. ...Read more

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I've got like this sharp pain in my calf like on the bone in front. Could it be a shin splint?

I've got like this sharp pain in my calf like on the bone in front. Could it be a shin splint?

It is possible.: Could be a shin splint, but could be a number of other things. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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It hurts all around my ankle & when I step on it there's a sharp pain in my tibia, ankle, and foot. If I bend my foot it hurts bad. My ankle gives out?

What did you do: Tap on the tibia and see if vibration causes pain. If yes, need x-ray. If no, sit on chair wit bad ankle across other knee(figure 4). Gently draw the alphabet with bad foot. Focus on letters that hurt. Two times a day for three days, if no better, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do for a shin bone injury?

What should I do for a shin bone injury?

See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more