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What are some causes of burning and tightness in shin and calf of left leg? I've had this feeling before usually in both legs. Sciatic problems to.

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Nerve pain

There are a variety causes of calf and shin burning/tightness.
Muscle cramps and tears, stress fractures, and trauma to the peroneal nerve at the outer aspect of the knee can cause the symptoms that you describe. Stretching, anti-inflammatory medications, and avoid crossing your legs or prolonged squatting to relieve the pain. If the pain continues, then see an orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Nerve pain

There are a variety causes of calf and shin burning/tightness.
Muscle cramps and tears, stress fractures, and trauma to the peroneal nerve at the outer aspect of the knee can cause the symptoms that you describe. Stretching, anti-inflammatory medications, and avoid crossing your legs or prolonged squatting to relieve the pain. If the pain continues, then see an orthopedic surgeon.
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