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Doctor insights on: Shin Splinters

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Can a person get his leg amputated because of an infected splinter?

Can a person get his leg amputated because of an infected splinter?

Unlikely: There would have to be a grossly contaminated splinter with an aggressive invasive organism that could advance fast enough in someone who had not yet sought treatment to develop a necrotizing infection or gangrene, mandating amputation. ...Read more

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I have 15 splinter hemorrhages. No other symptoms. However, last week, i had extreme aching in my left lower leg that i've had a previous dvt. Clue?

I have 15 splinter hemorrhages.   No other symptoms. However, last week, i had extreme aching in my left lower leg that i've had a previous dvt. Clue?

Caution: Splinter hemorrhages does not come from dvt. They come from clots being thrown to the periphery and going through the small arteries that can happen in infection of heart valves or in vasculitis. It is better to see your doctor to give the proper names, and diagnosis and work up if necessary. ...Read more

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What are shin spasms?

What are shin spasms?

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com). ...Read more

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How can I make my shin stronger?

Wt bearing: As long as u r not trying 2 treat a stress fx or healing fx u can walk-low impact-high inpact, running jumping, hip sleds etc. If u already have trouble u need 2 see ur treator and follow his advise. If u r ok, an at-c can get u on a good progressive exercise program. ...Read more

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My shin hurts what should I do ?

My shin hurts what should I do

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To much shinaction.: There is not much to go on, but based on your age, you probably have shin splints. The probable cause is increased level of activity that your shin needs time to adjust to. Now, resting it is crucial to allow the inflammation to subside. Ice compression will help as well as taking Motrin, Advil (ibuprofen) or similar NSAIDs. Shoes with the correct measure of support and possibly a shin wrap may help also. ...Read more

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What causes burning sensation in shins?

What causes burning sensation in shins?

More than one answer: If you are a runner then shin splints could be present. Other causes could be peripheral neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation), or connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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What can the pain inside of my shin be?

What can the pain inside of my shin be?

Shin splints!: Slight tearing of the interosseus ligament running from the tibia to fibula is most likely. Compartment syndrome is possible. Trauma, including small fracture possible. You need to be examined and probably have x-rays to determine the cause! ...Read more

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The front of my shin hurts, what's wrong?

The front of my shin hurts, what's wrong?

Inflammation: Have you been working out, or increasing your activity level? You may have inflammation of the covering of the bone, or shin splints. A stress fracture may also cause pain. ...Read more

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Was kicked in the shin very hard, diagnosis?

Was kicked in the shin very hard, diagnosis?

We need more info: Can't begin to make a diagnosis without more information. There are several things that can happen when you get kicked in the shin - and it depends on how and what kicked you as well as how hard. Injuries can vary from a little scratch/bruise to a fractured leg to a severe compression syndrome (which can in some cases lead to amputation if left untreated). ...Read more