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Does anyone get really bad pain in the shins. It feels like the pain is in my bones.
I have foot and ankle atrophy could this be that my lower legs are starting to atrophy?
 
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Do you mean when you walk or climb down the stairs? I have ankle atrophy and wrist atrophy and notice that these areas hurt when I use them for support.
 

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Yes, mostly when I use them.
Do you have any atrophty in your hands or feet or just your ankles and wrist.
I have atrophy in my hands and wrists and going up my forearms also. My emg's are still basically normal
which I don't understand. It is very frustrating.......
 

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I get it in the calves not the shins. I don't know if it will work for you but when my calves start aching I find that if I stretch them out (4 reps @ 15 seconds each) the pain will go away.
 

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I don't get shin pain per se, but I do feel like the muscles there, what's left anyway, sometimes are contracting even though I am not using them. But this is not really a cramp or even painful. My shins are one of the few places where you can obviously see the atrophy, there is a hollowed-out area on both of them that wasn't there several months ago.
 

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My thoughts are that clonus and spasicity can cause this pain and such, the constant contracting and the clonus seem to be a reason for what seems like pain, or ache like feeling. I agree stretching sometimes will help release things a bit.
If you have stiffness that can really cause the achey feeling you describe. Hoping
 

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crystal:

I have atrophy in the hands, or at least I believe so.
 
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