What other symptoms might occur with shin pain?

Shin pain may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Conditions that cause shin pain can sometimes involve other body systems.

Leg symptoms that may occur along with shin pain

Shin pain may accompany other symptoms affecting your leg including:

  • Cramping
  • Drainage of pus
  • Leg pain and swelling
  • Localized area of pain along the shin
  • Muscle spasms
  • Pins-and-needles (prickling) sensation
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Skin discoloration such as bruising
  • Warmth

Other symptoms that may occur along with shin pain

Shin pain may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
  • Fever
  • Numbness or tingling in other areas of the body

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, shin pain may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care if you, or someone you are with, have shin pain along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Absent or diminished pulse
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
  • Paralysis
  • Progressive weakness and numbness in the legs
  • Unusual nerve sensations such as tingling in the legs
INTRODUCTION

What is shin pain?

Shin pain is pain that occurs along the shin bone (tibia) in the front part of the lower leg. The shin extends all the way from the knee to the ankle. One common cause of shin pain is shin splints, a term to describe pain that results from overuse or participation in sports involving running or other impact on the foot. Shin splints arise from inflammation of the muscles and other soft tissues ... Read more about shin painintroduction

CAUSES

What causes shin pain?

Shin pain may be caused by shin splints or other inflammatory processes, infections of the skin or deeper tissues, chronic conditions that damage the peripheral nerves, conditions of the spine, vascular disease, and rarely, tumors of bone or soft tissue.

Musculoskeletal causes of shin pain

Shin pain may be caused by inflammation or damage to your muscles and bones inclu... Read more about shin paincauses

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Sep 30, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

This Article is Filed Under: Bones, Joints and Muscles


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