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I had tests done for claudication/blockage in the veins and nerve damage and both came back negative. My pain I don't feel like it's in my bone but it occurs deep inside to the right of my bone in the lower shin area right a few inches above my ankle.

By Anonymous October 14, 2010 - 8:40pm
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I also get a tingling in my foot. The pain comes and goes; the longest and worst case was on and off for an hour - it was like a shooting sharp pain deep inside. The tests described above came back negative. Do you think this could still be shin splints and would I need an xray to determine if its such? This has been going on and off for a couple years and the pain is so excrutiating that I was brought to tears already by it.

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Hi Anonymous

Have you seen an orthopaedic surgeon or podiatrist? It is possible this is plantar fasciitis or an issue with falling arches, in which case the solution could be as simple as orthotics in your shoes. The area of pain is classic for plantar fasciitis. We have information on this: http://www.empowher.com/condition/plantar-fasciitis/definition.

If you see an ortho or podiatrist they may do xrays but they may also be able to diagnose just from the symptoms if it is plantar fasciitis. If that's the diagnosis, you can do exercises that help tremendously and wear orthotics in your shoes, and some people wear a brace thing while they are sleeping to keep that foot in position which can also decrease pain significantly.

It's worth checking into, because your pain could lessen in a hurry with the right diagnosis. Good luck and please keep us posted.

October 15, 2010 - 7:05am
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