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Week of February 26, 2001

    Question:   Three or four times a week, I wake up at night with pain in my shins. Once I move around a bit it subsides and I can go back to sleep. This is often accompanied by an ache in my hips. I play racquetball nearly every morning and golf and never have the pain. Only at night when I'm asleep. I'm reasonably healthy otherwise and will be seeing a doctor about this, but wanted to know any information prior to that if you can help. Are these commonly called "shin splints"?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I am an RN on a geriatric psychiatry and want to know the latest and up-to-date information on psychiatric consents. We seem to have a lack of information on this subject at our facility thanks. Can you help?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   Have you heard of Painfree HP, a cream for pain, and if so would you recommend using it? I have fibromyalgia.    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer