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Suggest remedies for severe pain in shin area of the leg at night

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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Question: I get bad pain in the shin area of one leg only at night. No other time. It can be pretty painful.
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Magnesium supplement to start

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

The bad pain you got in the shin of your leg at night (cramp) could be due to:
- work overload of your legs during the day
- vitamins/minerals deficiency especially when it comes to magnesium, calcium
- deep vein thrombosis/insufficiency (do you notice any blackened veins on the leg?)

For the moment, I advise to start magnesium multivitamins, and keep well hydrated. Take OTC painkillers for the pain.

Hope it helps.
Dr.Albana
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Suggest remedies for severe pain in shin area of the leg at night

Brief Answer: Magnesium supplement to start Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concern. The bad pain you got in the shin of your leg at night (cramp) could be due to: - work overload of your legs during the day - vitamins/minerals deficiency especially when it comes to magnesium, calcium - deep vein thrombosis/insufficiency (do you notice any blackened veins on the leg?) For the moment, I advise to start magnesium multivitamins, and keep well hydrated. Take OTC painkillers for the pain. Hope it helps. Dr.Albana