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Anterior/Lateral Shin Pain

Hey,
My name is Sagar and I am a 22yr old male, 5'11", 182lb.
In June of 2013, I started doing some stretches to improve range of flexion of my knees. Around this time, I started feeling a sharp pain in the anterior and lateral part of my right shin ONLY when my right knee is in flexion (approx 100 degrees into the flexion). Also, this pain becomes more pronounced if during flexion, I point my toes straight forward, rather than at a small outward angle. This pain originates just below the knee and goes as far as my ankle on certain occasions. It does not pain at all when I sit, stand or squat with a 165lb barbell (I squat until the angle between my shin and thighs is approx 90-80 degrees). There is no pain in my knee, only the shins.

This pain reduced slowly since it started, but even after a few months, I still feel it when I try to flex my knee towards the end of the range of motion. Any help would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Sagar
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Hi Sagar!
Anetro-lateral shin pain is often caused due to overstretching of tendons and ligaments or due to muscle injury. It can also be caused by nerve compression. Another possibility is the initial stages of anterior compartment syndrome, which can become serious if you develop serious pain and swelling. It is difficult to diagnose on net. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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Thanks!
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