What can cause numbness in the shins?

Numbness in the shins can be caused by nerve damage. The nerve damage can occur in two places. Trauma directly to the lower leg can cause nerve damage at the site of injury. This type of numbness is very localized to the injured area. A second type of nerve damage can occur in the spine. Trauma to the lower spinal cord can cause numbness in the lower leg. This is because of injury at the origin site of the nerve. (This answer provided for NATA by the Eastern University Athletic Training Education Program)

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