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Can you recommend a good way to help heal a really sore shin?

Can you recommend a good way to help heal a really sore shin?

SImple means: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote the fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more

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Purple red sore on shin itching taken a while to heal?

Purple red sore on shin itching taken a while to heal?

See dermatologist: A sore that does not heal is a "red flag" for skin cancer. Please see your primary care doctor or dermatologist for examination. ...Read more

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My round sore on my leg won't heal I had it for 4 years, why?

My round sore on my leg won't heal I had it for 4 years, why?

Get it checked: 33 year olds don't have sores than don't heal unless something else is wrong. If you were older, skin cancer would be a good bet. Get it looked at. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my leg that has been there since 2005 and won't heal. Just keeps scabbing over. Possibilities?

I have a sore on my leg that has been there since 2005 and won't heal. Just keeps scabbing over. Possibilities?

See dermatologist: A sore that does not heal can be a warning sign for skin cancer. Please see a dermatologist for an examination. ...Read more

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I have a cyst like thing on the inside of leg right where my underwear are & it gets sore and blood and puss come out of it. What Is it? Won't heal up

I have a cyst like thing on the inside of leg right where my underwear are & it gets sore and blood and puss come out of it. What Is it? Won't heal up

Cyst: It may be a cyst that keeps getting irritated. You may need to be on antibiotics to clear it up. You need to see a physician. ...Read more

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My 3 yo girl had a sore on her leg which didn't heal properly and she now has a swollen gland which is very painful. How can I help her?

My 3 yo girl had a sore on her leg which didn't heal properly and she now has a swollen gland which is very painful. How can I help her?

Take her to the Dr: Poor thing! It sounds like she may have either lymphadenitis (swollen tender lymph node) or possible an abscess. Either way, she should be examined by a physician soon. Hope she feels better! ...Read more

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Believe i have an infected ingrown hair on leg. Hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. So sore and hard and tight. What can I do to heal it?

Believe i have an infected ingrown hair on leg. Hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. So sore and hard and tight. What can I do to heal it?

Abscess?: It sounds like you have an abscess that may require drainage, and maybe an antibiotic if quite large, surrounding redness, or fever. There are no reliable home remedies or over-the-counter treatmetns. See a doctor ASAP, and in the meantime do not squeeze or probe it or attempt any treatment yourself. ...Read more

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Shins pain won't go away, even after longer than 2 weeks rest. I do run alot, but stop when shins are sore.

Shins pain won't go away, even after longer than 2 weeks rest.  I do run alot, but stop when shins are sore.

Checks: Have it checked, and ask that your doctor check for a stress fracture. It is an important diagnosis to exclude. Then you can have it seen to by Physiotherapist and biokinetisist. Sometimes shoewear also plays a role. ...Read more

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Shin soreness in one leg making it hard to sleep as I don't know where to place my leg sometimes to ease the pain?

Shin soreness in one leg making it hard to sleep as I don't know where to place my leg sometimes to ease the pain?

Im concerned: I need more info as to quality of pain better hanging off bed do you exercise etc keep us posted more details please ...Read more

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I work 3 days standing for 7 hrs with a 15-min break. My legs, especially shins, are sore until the next day. What are the long term affects of this?

I work 3 days standing for 7 hrs with a 15-min break. My legs, especially shins, are sore until the next day. What are the long term affects of this?

Vein disease: Leg pain and swelling often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes too much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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I have very sore shin-bones and fluid build up in round my shins, what can cause this?

I have very sore shin-bones and fluid build up in round my shins, what can cause this?

Shin splints: It sounds like an overuse injury. Are you a runner? Shin splints is inflamation of the muscle attachment to your tibia bones. The other possibility is a stress fracture. If it has been present for more than 2 weeks you should have it evaluated. ...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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I have a lump on my shin from knock 5 years ago, it's not sore but it is quite prominent, should I be worried?

I have a lump on my shin from knock 5 years ago, it's not sore but it is quite prominent, should I be worried?

No common problem: It occurred in area that you bruised you probably had a hematoma (blood collection) that when your body absorbed it left either a scar tissue lump or a fluid filled cyst where the body walled the hematoma off. ...Read more

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I have running shin splints and leg sore?

I have running shin splints and leg sore?

Physical Therapy: Assuming that you have gone to an appropriate Doctor and the cause of your symptoms is not apparent and imaging is negative, you want to treat the symptoms. I have worked with athletes with similar problems, and have developed a physical therapy program for use at home. You can google "DrNefcy.com" and click on arthrogram advise, or google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" for an email link to me. ...Read more

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Itchy shins with pimple like bumps that are sore and clear liquid running from them when popped?

Itchy shins with pimple like bumps that are sore and clear liquid running from them when popped?

Folliculitis : You might have folliculitis but it could also be an eczema. See your dermatologist for the exact answer. ...Read more

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Landed on my shin yesterday and now it feels like the bone is soft or gone in that location. It is also very sore. Any ideas of what happened?

Could be hematoma: It could have a large bruise with hematoma making it all feel like there is no bone there... Have it checked by a dr. ...Read more

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Lump on left shin in fat layer (had scan) which has been there for 2 months. Not sore, not growing, no previous trauma to leg. What could it be?

Lump on left shin in fat layer (had scan) which has been there for 2 months. Not sore, not growing, no previous trauma to leg. What could it be?

Lipoma...: Lump which is contender, soft, or firm but on scan no concern. Common is deposits of fatty tissue in subcutaneous layer — it happens without reason. It is benign condition. Sometimes it may be also skin " wax" retired as sebaceous cyst. Either condition is benign and unless anoying — leave it alone. If Any unusual growth, redness, pain . See your doctor ...Read more

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My son injured his shin one year ago today. They x-rayd it. Wasn't broken, said it was a contusion. Knot is still there. Not sore though. Y is this?

My son injured his shin one year ago today. They x-rayd it. Wasn't broken, said it was a contusion. Knot is still there. Not sore though. Y is this?

Variable: Some shin or other bony injuries can produce a buildup of bony material at the site that can last quite a while. It's similar to the knot that forms on a tree bark if it sustains a cut. It usually remodels over the years and disappears. ...Read more

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Saw dr 4 days ago for superficial clot on shin, was bruised now just a knot. Now inside of the thigh is sore. When should I worry about a series clot?

Saw dr 4 days ago for superficial clot on shin, was bruised now just a knot. Now inside of the thigh is sore. When should I worry about a series clot?

Too complex to answe: There are too many factors to consider. Do you use hormones or tobacco? Do you have a personal or family history of blood clots? Do you take a blood thinner including daily aspirin? Have you had any type of cancer? How active and how overweight are you? All of these affect blood clot risks. If there is a suspicion, get an ultrasound but a bruise/hematoma does not usually lead to venous blood clot ...Read more

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I just started running and when I run, only, my shins really hurt. The sides get really sore, almoat like shin splints...... Any adivce?

I just started running and when I run, only, my shins really hurt. The sides get really sore, almoat like shin splints...... Any adivce?

Tight muscles: These muscle groups in the leg are attached to the tibia and fibula and actually pull on the bone when they are tight. Stretching these muscles passively (non-weightbearing) will allow the muscles and tendons to elongate without injuring them. These stretches work well with the use of elastic bands. ...Read more

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Soreness in left shin past 5 months. No known cause, otherwise healthy. No sports, yoga once a week. Desk job. Slight overpronation. Need to see a dr?

Soreness in left shin past 5 months. No known cause, otherwise healthy. No sports, yoga once a week. Desk job. Slight overpronation. Need to see a dr?

5 months of soreness: ??? I would have advised a doctor after three weeks if soreness what are you waiting for? You can try an over the counter orthotic or one of those shin splint bands as that's what it sounds like. But there are other possible causes that should be ruled out if those don't help. ...Read more

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Why does my shin and foot go numb and sore when I lay down or put my feet up?

Why does my shin and foot go numb and sore when I lay down or put my feet up?

Tendon vs circulatio: There can be multiple causes for this event, but in an otherwise healthy 34 yo lady you need to be examined to determine if there is a muscle/tendon or circulation problem. ...Read more

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Pain in shin just above where foot meets.quarter sized lump like when pressing and painful. Been there about 4 months. Whole shin sore.

Shin lump: This could be a benign mass like cyst or fatty growth called lipoma. Please see a primary care physician and get evaluated for other possible masses as well. ...Read more

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I've been exercising a lot & last two days my tail bone has gotten very sore. Can that be from walking a lot? One shin is sore I know because of it.

I've been exercising a lot & last two days my tail bone has gotten very sore. Can that be from walking a lot? One shin is sore I know because of it.

Two separate areas: The tailbone could be from the strain you're putting on your low back and sacrum working out or lifting weights. The shin splints are from walking a lot without proper fitted shoes or not wearing arch supports. Take a break from exercising now and do self care before more trauma ensues. Get some good insoles, and stretch more for at least 20 mins. Before beginning any exercise program. Hydrate too! ...Read more