Painful/Burning Shin with no known cause: Ideas?

Posted by clcole @clcole, Jun 8, 2022

Started in January I began to have pain in my right shin when driving. It has progressively gotten worse over the last six months. I cry when I drive. The pain is also keeping me up at night and I can’t stand for longer then ten minutes and walking hurts. No one can figure it out. I had a knee MRI that showed a little damage, a back MRI that said mild bulging of disks. I have tried acupuncture, massage, PT and a chiropractor. Nothing has helped. I can’t do anything and I’m so frustrated and depressed.

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@clcole, you sound like you're at the end of your rope. What did the physio therapist offer as possible exercises? It can take a long time to see results, but consistency and regularity are key.

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I have burning shin pain as well as the medial side of the knee. That’s nerve pain. It’s apparently coming from my back (as most does). So I have a plan in place with a chiropractor. Hopefully he helps. He explained that’s where the sciatica branches off. And I am told that mri does not always show small nerves.

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I have the same problem with both legs. My physiotherapist noted that my quads are weak and has started me on very gentle exercises to strengthen them.

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Hi @clcole. I feel for you, having had similar experiences. Have you spoke with a neurologist or had nerve testing?

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