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my wife has a swelling down the the outside of her right shin.

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my wife has a swelling down the the outside of her right shin. sore when she is standing or walking. burning or scalding sensation when resting.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

For how long is she having these symptoms?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Has she been hit on the shin in the recent past?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Is there any overlying skin discoloration?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Is it tender to touch?

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Please let me know.

Customer:

she has it a few days now

Customer:

no injury pale in colour tender

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Does she exercise regularly?

Customer:

no

Dr. Shahzad MD :

When this happened what was she doing?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Was the pain all of a sudden, out of the blue?

Customer:

walking doing housework.

Customer:

yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

One thing that needs to be ruled out is a stress fracture.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Those are very common at her age

Dr. Shahzad MD :

and can present similarly.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I would like that she should be seen and examined.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I would also do an x-ray.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Meanwhile I would recommend that she should take anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen 400 mg three times daily for the pain.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Also would suggest not to walk around too much.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

offloading is important

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anymore questions?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Mention the possibility of a stress fracture to whoever examines her.

Customer:

she is having spinal surgery to morrow an afraid it might be a clot

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Clot seems very unlikely.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If it were a clot it would have caused swelling of the entire calf and not a specific area of the shin.

Customer:

ok thanks

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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