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Five weeks ago i started getting severe pain in my shin area

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five weeks ago i started getting severe pain in my shin area since then the pain has increased and it moves sometimes to the thigh and sometimes around the foot . It can be very painful at times. just prior to the pain i hit my shin badly this could possalbly be the cause
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-
Do you have pain in only one leg, which was injured?
Have you noticed swelling or discoloration in leg?
On a grade of 1 to 10 how will you rate the pain?
Associated redness in leg?
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Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

1 In one leg below the knee. At worst in the morning after bedtime, Sometimes my foot becomes dead and goes hot and cold. Hurts when i put weight on it.

2 No sign of swelling, bruise or discoloration

3 At times very severe at least 8

Dear Customer, Thanks for providing additional information.
I can understand your concern.
There are different medical conditions for such symptoms, Possible causes are-
-Imbalance of electrolyte levels in body
-Blood clot ,
-Varicose veins,
-Peripheral artery disease,
-Kidney disease,
To make a diagnose, you need to undergo few tests which includes-
Complete blood count, Blood sugar test, Thyroid hormone test, Kidney function test. Also sodium, potassium, and calcium levels in blood should be checked.
You should use a cold pack to relax shin muscles.
After this use a warm towel or heating pad later if you have pain or tenderness, you can take a hot bath.
Also massaging the leg muscle will help in solving the problem.
You should gently stretch your leg and move your foot towards your knee, until you feel the calf muscles stretch.This will relax your leg muscles.
Also you should formulate an exercise routine and ensure that you build on it gradually.You should avoid alcohol, coffee,tobacco.
I would recommend that you visit your primary doctor for evaluation and get it managed.
Good luck and take care.
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