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What does severe burning in the shins indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: I have severe burning in my shins at night. It will disappear gradually as I move around on rising but greatly disturbs my sleep most nights.
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
you may need vitamin supplements

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have read your query.
burning on shin can be due to vitamin D deficiency along with Vitamin B 12 deficiency.
I will advise you to check blood b12 and vitamin D levels.
Another possibility can be due to lumbar canal stenosis leading to burning sensation.
MRI spine will help in diagnosis.
Medication like methylcobalamine and pentoxphylline may help. You can start tab consulting your doctor.
continue your medication which you are already taking.
I hope I have answered your questions .If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.
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What does severe burning in the shins indicate?

Brief Answer: you may need vitamin supplements Detailed Answer: Hello I have read your query. burning on shin can be due to vitamin D deficiency along with Vitamin B 12 deficiency. I will advise you to check blood b12 and vitamin D levels. Another possibility can be due to lumbar canal stenosis leading to burning sensation. MRI spine will help in diagnosis. Medication like methylcobalamine and pentoxphylline may help. You can start tab consulting your doctor. continue your medication which you are already taking. I hope I have answered your questions .If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.