I am having a stabbing pain in the middle of my left shin
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: It started just a couple days ago and comes and goes sporadically. There does not seem to be anything that triggers it.
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: It does not hurt to touch or press on the area. It seems to occur, or I notice it more, more often while at rest. It is localized to one spot, not a burning ache over the entire shin like shin splints. It is a stabbing sensation always in the same spot. The pain level is about a 3, not too bad, but concerning since there does not seem to be any cause. I have resumed walking for more exercise lately, but I am not obese just a little overweight, and generally active physically every day.
I am a 54 year old man.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I am being treated for a neuroma in my left ring finger so I take gabapentin
600 mg x2 per day. The shin pain feels different, however. I
comes on a little more slowly
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