Number of conditions can lead to burning sensation in the shin. Diabetes is one of the most important cause.Pls get your blood sugar levels evaluated to rule out diabetes.
It can be due to peripheral artery disease (PAD). In PAD, fatty deposits build up in the inner linings of the artery walls. These blockages restrict blood circulation, mainly in arteries leading to the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs and feet. Diagnosed by X-ray angiography and magnetic resonance imaging angiography (MRA).
Another important condition causing this type of sensation is nerve compression. You may need tests like Nerve Conduction Velocity to find it out. Hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism and deficiency of vitamin B12 can also cause burning sensation in the shin.
In my opinion, pls consult a neurologist to find out the exact cause as treatment depends on the same.
Take care and pls do keep us posted on how you are doing.
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. MedHelp 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.