I woke up this morning after 3 hours of sleep to a sharp pain in my shin. I readjusted my position and dozed back off only to be reawakened again a few moments later by the same pain. I am a 25 year old male.
It's a sharp pain in my shin that happens for only about a second or two but occurrs every 30-50 seconds or so. It almost feels like I'm banging my shin against a sharp surface very hard. I tried searching around on my shin to find the spot that hurts but nothing seems tender to the touch, even when the pain occurs its hard to pick out exactly where it is as there's no other way to aggravate the pain. It feels like its coming from the front though, almost on the inside bone. I can walk fine, stand fine, everything is normal but the pain that comes every few seconds which is extreeeemely painful. I haven't done any strenuous exercise recently or damaged it in any way.
Also I noticed that the inside of my foot on the same leg just below my ankle bone is swollen. There is no discoloration, but putting my feet side by side i can see a slight difference, and the muscle in that area seems to be soar when I massage it. Could this somehow relate to the shin pain or is it just a coincidence, or maybe even something I'm imagining since pressing there doesn't seem to change the shin pain.
I've been up since early morning trying to relieve the pain with no luck. I've tried ice, heat, tried taking some Aleve and nothing has had any effect what so ever. Figures this happens on a saturday when the doctors are all closed. If anyone has any idea what this could be or how I can relieve the pain at least so I can get some sleep until I can see a doctor please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.