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Sharp pains in shin, numb sensation, weakness, Any ideas?

Hi, last week I was getting sharp pains in my shin but the last few days the pains have gone but have been replaced with a strange almost pulsing numb sensation. My leg feels almost weak for a few moments but then it's gone. It is happening frequently while I am standing and walking. It's really hard to explain, any ideas?
Mon, 13 May 2013
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Hello,

By your history it seems like Peripheral vascular disease.
The pain you're experiencing is called claudication pain. It is aggravated during and relieved by rest.
This may be due to spasm or partial blocking of the supplying artery.
Smokers have any increased risk of PVD.
Doppler scan and locate the problem.
Consult and surgeon.
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Sharp pains in shin, numb sensation, weakness, Any ideas?

Hello, By your history it seems like Peripheral vascular disease. The pain you re experiencing is called claudication pain. It is aggravated during and relieved by rest. This may be due to spasm or partial blocking of the supplying artery. Smokers have any increased risk of PVD. Doppler scan and locate the problem. Consult and surgeon.