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Soreness in calf and shin numbness tingling in toes no bruises or bumps no color change didn't do anything strenuous going on 2 days should I go to er?

Soreness in calf and shin numbness tingling in toes no bruises or bumps no color change didn't do anything strenuous going on 2 days should I go to er?

ER is not necessary: This sounds like radiculopathy vs. a peripheral neuropathy. Seeing a Neurologist or PMR MD can distinguish using a EMG test. Treatment would include a possible neuropathic pain medication and/or therapy as well as evaluation via MRI for any changes in your spine. While a clot is a remote consideration, this can be evaluated by your primary care MD via Duplex US or the specialists noted. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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My husband is diabetic and has numb toes on one foot and today has bulging veins on that shin and numbness and puffiness. Will this wait till monday to see doctor or is this an ER situation?

My husband is diabetic and has numb toes on one foot and today has bulging veins on that shin and numbness and puffiness.  Will this wait till monday to see doctor or is this an ER situation?

Why chance it?: Get it checked out now. Diabetes with buldging veins and puffiness/swelling can be representative of several serious conditions: especially a clot(phebitis) or infection. ...Read more

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I have shin splints and numbness on my hand, What caused this?

I have shin splints and numbness on my hand, What caused this?

Shin splints running: shin splints are usually caused by running up or down hills. the muscles in the leg s are attached to the feet so as you run the foot slaps the ground and the muscles in the leg contract to slow the reactive forces .thus causing inflammation and pain ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does numbness in the shin means?

Can docs explain what does numbness in the shin means?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to try to alleviate numbness in my toes/feet/shins? I've had it for 3 years. Started as toes & has grriwn to include feet/shins.

What can I do to try to alleviate numbness in my toes/feet/shins? I've had it for 3 years. Started as toes & has grriwn to include feet/shins.

Exam: You need to be seen by a Physician to evaluate your symptoms. You will need blood work, x-rays, possible MRI of your lower back. I would start to evaluate also your foot structure to see if your feet need a biomechanical evaluation and orthotics to balance out your gait. But first make an appointment and start to get answers. ...Read more

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62 year male with numbness in left shin and sore back. Was recently on long plane ride.?

62 year male with numbness in left shin and sore back.  Was recently on long plane ride.?

Air Travel Ailments: Long plan rides can lead to these types of symptoms. The sore back may be from sitting for long periods of time. You may also have the numbness from nerve compression originating from your spine. See your pmd. ...Read more

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Shin feels numb after being kiked at soccer games hasn't turned purple yet but hurts around the numbness?

Shin feels numb after being kiked at soccer games hasn't turned purple yet but hurts around the numbness?

Understandable: The kick traumatized the skin and the delicate nerves inside the skin. It should all heal well but to be sure you can contact a sports medicine doctor in your area. ...Read more

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I fell off of a loft and slammed my shin into the corner of a coffee table on 9/6 It's bruised and soft with some numbness. Am I okay?

I fell off of a loft and slammed my shin into the corner of a coffee table on 9/6 It's bruised and soft with some numbness. Am I okay?

Most likely: If you can walk on it, it probably is not broken. Bruising and swelling are usually worst on day 3-4 (which would be now for you). The numbness is probably due to pressure on the nerve from the swelling. The bruising and swelling should resolve in 7-10 days. Be sure to ice, elevate, and rest. If the symptoms worsen or don't improve, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more