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What's wrong with my legs? My shins have brief shooting pain in the bone occasionally, when I'm just sitting. It's especially frequent when I'm sick.

What's wrong with my legs? My shins have brief shooting pain in the bone occasionally, when I'm just sitting. It's especially frequent when I'm sick.

Shin splints: At your age it can be growing pains. Have you had a rapid growth spurt lately? I would recommend thicker socks and comfortable shoes with ankle support. If the pain continues to hurt, you should consult a physician for an x-ray to rule out a stress fracture or osteosarcoma. ...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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Severe itching over arms and legs only above blood vessels, And radiating pain in shin bones both legs. Could they be related, anything serious??

Severe itching over arms and legs only above blood vessels, And radiating pain in shin bones both legs. Could they be related, anything serious??

Ans: Your itching could be from several sources. So best to see your doctor. The aching could be from several etiologies. Do you take any medications? Need some more information. So again best to see your doctor ...Read more

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I was in a motorcycle accident 1.5 years ago causing many bones and a crushed spine which is fused I have shooting pain down my leg to my baby toe?

I was in a motorcycle accident 1.5 years ago causing many bones and a crushed spine which is fused I have shooting pain down my leg to my baby toe?

Sciatica: I'm sorry to hear about your past injuries but back problems seem to have a way of returning. When pain 'shoots down the leg' it is a sign of a pinched sciatic nerve in the lower lumbar spine. Sciatica may occur after a back fusion due to scar tissue at the site or a bulging disc --1 level below the fusion.
You need imaging studies (ct, ct myelogram or mri) to check for s1 nerve impingement. ...Read more

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Severe pain in shin bone worse when shins get cold. Morphine gives 70% pain relief.?

What illness underly: What underlying disease do you have that requires morphine to treat? Bone pain could be metastatic cancer pain. Talk to the doctor who prescribes your morphine. ...Read more

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My left leg, left side of shin bone, about an inch over, about 1/3 to 1/2 way up leg, have shooting pains when I bend at knee, or when I stretch leg.

My left leg, left side of shin bone, about an inch over, about 1/3 to 1/2 way up leg, have shooting pains when I bend at knee, or when I stretch leg.

Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back, is one of the more common causes. Arthritic conditions can cause leg pain as can vascular problems. A detailed history and exam can often determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Upper front thigh area is causing great pain. From front of thigh down threw shin bone area. Was in severe car accident 10 years ago need a hip replacement on right leg. Have bruising, twisting, pulling kind of pain. Located on upper front thigh shooting do

Upper front thigh area is causing great pain. From front of thigh down threw shin bone area. Was in severe car accident 10 years ago need a hip replacement on right leg. Have bruising, twisting, pulling kind of pain. Located on upper front thigh shooting do

Hip replacement: Your symptoms sound like your hip replacement prosthesis may be the problem. It could be loose, could be bone/metal fracture or infection. You need to see an orthopedic doctor and get some xrays and blood work done. ...Read more

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Pain in shin for days. No bruising, nothing happened. Feels like pain in bone but I didn't do anything?

Shin splint: May occur as a result of unusual exercise if not used to exercising or not warming up before exercising or wearing shoes without adequate cushioning. Rest ice, NSAIDS if not allergic and no contraindications and low impact exercise ...Read more

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Seems a nerve is pinched in my back shooting pain to my funny bone. Very annoying and mildly painful. Anything I can do? (Aside from heating pad)

Seems a nerve is pinched in my back shooting pain to my funny bone. Very annoying and mildly painful. Anything I can do? (Aside from heating pad)

Ulnar nerve: Consider seeing your provider to assess for medial epicondylitis "golfer's elbow" which can be helped with icing and physical therapy and/or an adjustable rubber strap as a pinched nerve in your back is unlikely to cause "funny bone" irritation. ...Read more

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Shooting pain up side of shin?

Shooting pain up side of shin?

More info: More information is needed as shin pain is nonspecific. Please add more information or see your doctor for a more thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What can cause low shooting pain in lower back right above the tail bone?

What can cause low shooting pain in lower back right above the tail bone?

Back/Sacrum Pain: The back is made up of 5 vertebra and their adjacent discs. The lowest disc is connected to the sacrum, and the coccyx (tailbone) is connected to the sacrum. Sacral pain can develop from one of many of these contiguous structures. It is possible that your pain is coming from a disc, the bone, the spinal joints (facets), sacroiliac joint, ligaments, tendons, or muscles. See your doc to find out. ...Read more

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Shooting pain from tendon and shin going into my kneecap. Very painful. There are moments to where it hurts ALOT! When I dive in vball I can't get up?

Shooting pain from tendon and shin going into my kneecap. Very painful. There are moments to where it hurts ALOT! When I dive in vball I can't get up?

Shin splints?: Volleyball can be a rough sport for your knees, with all those high vault jumping & landing in the sand, or concrete, and the vector forces are still going after you land on the ground. Wear good shoes with orthotic arch support to minimize the impact that goes from the foot/ankle to the knees, to provide maximum support. You can have traction otherwise from the shin to knee that hurts. Start there! ...Read more

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I've had random shooting pain in either clavicle, sometimes my shins for 5+ yrs. No injuries or high impact sports since before this began. What is it?

I've had random shooting pain in either clavicle, sometimes my shins for 5+ yrs. No injuries or high impact sports since before this began. What is it?

Weird pain sense: You complain of pains above your chest area (the clavicles) and also in your lower legs (the shins. Do you do some sort of rowing exercise routine? Otherwise I can't see how the upper part of your body is affecting the lower part of your body. Please explain. Do you do rock climbing?? ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in my shins when I run--i think I may have a condition know as shin splints. What is the recommended therapeutic interventions?

I have shooting pain in my shins when I run--i think I may have a condition know as shin splints. What is the recommended therapeutic interventions?

Rest and Ice: Try ice, rest, and anti inflammatory meds first. Make sure your shoes are supportive and the right shoes for your foot type. Persistant symptoms may represent a stress fracture. Xrays, and MRI or ct scan can help determine this diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Keep getting shooting pain in collar bone, even sometimes when I reach arm out to do something - what could this be? Top of chest bone hurts too

Keep getting shooting pain in collar bone, even sometimes when I reach arm out to do something - what could this be? Top of chest bone hurts too

Clavicular pain: Could be a separated shoulder

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/separated-shoulder/basics/definition/con-20029283

or sternoclavicular joint injury
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/828642-overview ...Read more

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I am getting an intermittent sharp shooting pain that seems to start from the inside ankle bone and goes up a few inches. No swelling or redness.

I am getting an intermittent sharp shooting pain that seems to start from the inside ankle bone and goes up a few inches. No swelling or redness.

Tarsal tunnel: This is likely a tarsal tunnel syndrome from the compression of the posterior tibial nerve, you can confirm this with a neurologist who will do electrodoagnostics (emg/ncs) and perform a provocative maneuver to elicit the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had surgery on my elbow. The pins used to align bones are protruding causing burning shooting pain in extension of arm. Should pins be removed?

I have had surgery on my elbow. The pins used to align bones are protruding causing burning shooting pain in extension of arm. Should pins be removed?

Need to ask surgeon: Sometimes the Pins need to be there to align the bones and the pan may be a consequence and Side Effect of the surgery/pins, other times they may need to be revised, etc. This is a question only the surgeon can truly answer who knows you and examines you. Best wishes. ...Read more