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Pain in shin area

By lula February 10, 2010 - 2:50pm
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I have a random sharp stabbing pain at the front of my left shin. I have recently suffered a slipped disc and sciatica... I do not run or, dare I say exercise, due to my lower back problem at the moment and it is strange that this has only happened since the sciatica...I know and have had shin splints before and this is different... any other ideas..I am a 40 yr old female... thanks!

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have a painful shin on my rt.leg the stabbing has been constant for 20 hours will ice or heat help me?

February 15, 2015 - 5:33pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Ice helps my nerve pain in my shin...

December 16, 2015 - 4:20pm
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Hi the pain I get is in the front of my left shin, it lasts for about 10 seconds +,I have a long term disc problem and it seems that by others it must be related I am a 65 year young male,it is like someone sticking a knife into the bone ,no visible marks and pain comes and goes at will no warning and makes me shout with the sudden pain.

August 20, 2014 - 1:56pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I'm having the same problem sharp pain in my left shin last about 5 to 10 seconds it's like a poker sticking my leg it started about a week ago and it comes and goes periodically. I would like to know if anybody has went to the doctor to see about this.

January 2, 2016 - 4:16pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Your pain sounds a lot like mine and I'm pretty sure mine was a sharp, stabbing cramp. It didn't feel like a cramp, because it was in a very localized area of my shin. But, I couldn't lose by trying to cure it by drinking more water and changing from my standing desk to sitting. Thankfully, it went away and months later I realized that it was completely gone, I had forgotten all about it by then. I'm no doctor, but it seems like it wouldn't hurt to try the same thing.

August 20, 2014 - 10:13pm
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I taped the question "pain in shin area" and came to this site. It's been very hot, up to 40°C, and feeling dehydrated. Also 50 years old, overweight and old back injury from a car accident. Have been taking in too much sodium, almost craving it in the heat wave. Dehydration and muscle spasms have been linked for years but, as everyone has stated, an odd muscle to cramp. Back injury co-related, as to how we are using said muscle ? Our gait is off? Just thinking aloud. Healing hugs!

July 14, 2014 - 4:53am
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Hi I have the same issue. In the middle of my left shin bone a stabbing pain that last from 5 to 10 comes and goes. It's been like that since 3 weeks ago. So im kind of paranoid bcz whenever I google it "bone cancer" appears and im really scared to go to the doctor. Any help ?

November 26, 2013 - 12:23pm
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I have the same pain in my left shin. I keep thinking it is vein related but can't see anything. It is painful for a few seconds and then goes away. Has anyone asked a physio or doctor yet?

April 25, 2013 - 12:17pm

I ended up on this site, because I did a Google search and I have the exact same symptoms in my right leg. It's happened a handful of times in the past three days, when walking, sitting, and lying down. Haven't seen a doctor yet, but have been racking my brain trying to see if I did anything different the past three days and one thing I can think of is dehydration and a high sodium intake, and even though it largely doesn't feel like it, I'm wondering if it's not a leg cramp. I'm thinking that it possibly doesn't feel like a cramp, because it's in an unusual spot for a cramp and is always in the same spot, next to my shin bone. But it's similar in that it's a crushing pain that goes away when I'm able to move my leg around. I'm going to try drinking more water, eating some potassium-rich foods, and avoiding wine (which I had been drinking a lot of the past three days too). Anyway, just a theory, I'll see how it goes, but wanted to share in case it might be helpful for someone else.

August 28, 2012 - 3:31am
deano1267 (reply to deano1267)

I forgot all about this post and my pain. It stopped after changing my chair, drinking more water, and exercising more. I think the seating position was the key, though, because I've fallen back into bad habits from time to time about not enough water or exercise and pain still has not returned. I do think mine was a cramp, but in a really odd area for a cramp and in a small, local area of the leg. My old chair was for a standing height desk and I switched to a regular desk and chair.

November 26, 2013 - 5:04pm
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