In my right leg, just below my knee my shin


Q: In my right leg, just below my knee my shin area has dull pain (pain level 2-3 on a scale 10), when I touch the area it feels like it numb.

Symptoms:  Dull pain, numbness

A:   Thank you for writing to us.

This is a common running injury and occurs often in people. You can help treat it by following RICE treatment.

Rest the area and avoid running or putting weight on the leg. Use crutches if needed.
Ice the area for 15 minutes at a time every hour
Compress the leg by using a crepe bandage
Elevate the leg by placing it on top of 2 pillows

If the pain is not gone in 5 days, see a Doctor. All the best.

Hope this helps you.

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