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Shin pain anyone?

Lately, my newest symptom is shin pain. The shin bones in my legs just ache and ache, often waking me at night. Last night I had a really strange thing happen. I suddenly had an intense pain in the middle of my left shin, like someone was sticking needles into it. Just lasted a minute or so, then a few minutes later it happened in the right leg. Weird, huh? Anyone else have this experience?I get shin pain I think I posted a question about a month ago or so and didnt get alot of response. It feels like they are extremely bruised and achey, sumtimes radiating from my knee, down my shin to my ankle. I dont know what causes this.
Jojo
Yes I get that too. Almost like an elastic band is wrapped around calves way too tight. I don't know what causes it either but I can relate :)I get shin swelling.  Can be very painful at times.I get the shin pain also, like a deep pain right through the bone. I find a heat pack helps sometimes.I was doing that a few weeks ago. And one night really bad. It was hitting me all over the place and intense pain and in the we hours of the morning it woke me up. It only lasted a few days and only one or two of the days was really bad pain wise. I havn't got a clue as to the cause. Maybe a virus going around. Maybe RA. Maybe a strange herx of some sort. I also wondered if it was like an allergic reaction symtem.try eating a banana before bed at night .. my mother swears that this has helped her shin pains a lot 

A few months back, I experienced the same thing. It lasted about a week and went away. I know how you feel, it was painful and weird. I hope you feel better soon.

 

I used to get shin pain when I was doing a lot of sports and a body builder friend said it was potassium deficiency combining with the extra stress I was putting my body through.

Trueazuil7 - Do bananas have potassium in them?

Well the potassium thought crossed my mind when i was getting the pins and needles pain. My potassium was a little low last time it was checked. I was also on two medications that delete potassium from the body. I did eat bananas when i was having the pains of pins and needles attacking my body randomly. I figuered it coundn't hurt. I got them in my shins and arms and back really bad. I have had this in a less painful manner before. But this last time was wow this really hurts really bad. So it could be a banana wouldn't hurt. But i have no idea it was strange. [QUOTE=BexMum]

I used to get shin pain when I was doing a lot of sports and a body builder friend said it was potassium deficiency combining with the extra stress I was putting my body through.

Trueazuil7 - Do bananas have potassium in them?

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Yep! thats why her doctor had her eat the Bananas ..for the potassium!
It worked for her but I think she later was prescribed something to help too... not sure ..hope they feel better!
True

Bananas definitely help.  Try eating at least one a day. (My hubby hates bananas, but eats them for the potassium.)

Hope you all have a superfantastic and wonderful day!

Potassium and water may help.  It could also be that you need new sneakers; orthotics.

If it's an achey, tight feeling try the potassium and lots of water.  If it's extremely painful and you haven't changed your sneakers lately, or you have no good arch support, look into getting new ones or orthotics. 

 good grief is there no odd pain that people have that I don't also have?

lately my shins have really been hurting, right at the top..  sometimes extending down about half way.. I just figured it was more of my general weirdness.. I will try  bannas, or oranges.. 

 

I suddenly had an intense pain in the middle of my left shin, like someone was sticking needles into it.

I identified with the 'sticking needles into it' past of your description. I have not had shin pain but a couple of weeks ago lying in bed, I had a repetitive sharp pain in the upper arch of my right foot, which is quite swollen and has lots of active RA going on. The pain would last only 5-10 seconds and felt exactly as if someone had a needle and was going poke, poke, poke with a needle. Then it would stop. Then about 3 minutes later the same thing again.  It hasn't happened again but is just another of those silly RA things that make us all crazy and when mentioned to any non-patients, makes us sound like we're nuts!

 

 

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