Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!
This question came open on the site. I have reviewed your prior questions re clot. Would you like to discuss this with me?
have you had an ultrasound or d dimer study?
what are your concerns?
yes, completely, especially if the pain is on the front of your leg or shin. pain from a clot is posterior... on the back of the calf
HERE IS A GOOD REFERENCE FOR YOU
not typically, but with shin splints, which, by definition are in the lower leg, something has caused them... usually over exertion.... and this can cause other muscle or bone pain which could involve the knee and thigh.
absolutely... hands on exam and history is perfectly adequate to be reassuring that this is not a DVT
are you there?
Thank you so much for your question. It was a pleasure talking with you. Should you need my assistance in the future simply start your question with ‘for 911doc only’.
Positive feedback is always appreciated.
Flexeril lasts about 6-8 hrs. It tends to make people very sleepy. If you are having success with it, great. I hope you continue to recover well.
I have a feeling you will worry about a clot no matter what you hear from your doctor, from me, or from Dr David. Your concern at this point is irrational. You hurt in the wrong place, you do not have any risk factors, and a physician has examined you and stated that you do not need to worry about this. As to why this hurts worse at night I can not guess. If you are not taking Tylenol or Motrin (ibuprofen) or something like it it would be reasonable to do so. If in two weeks you are still having pain then it may be reasonable at that time to see an orthopedist for shin splints, or musculoskeltetal pain to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, but clot is not causing this.
you are very welcome.