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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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Bone Pain (Definition)

Depending on who is using the term, bone pain can be used to describe a pain that seems very deep, as opposed to something more superficial, or the term can be limited to pain that arises from the bone itself. There are other potential causes of deep pain other than pain from the bone including pain from a pinched nerve ...Read more


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4yr has had shin bone pain almost every night since she was 2yrs old, xray clear. Always only in one leg, hurt to bear weight on it yesterday.

4yr has had shin bone pain almost every night since she was 2yrs old, xray clear. Always only in one leg, hurt to bear weight on it yesterday.

Bone scan?: Sometimes small bone abnormalities are not detected on plain radiographs. Bone scan with radio tracer can identify metabolic activity. Bonescan is sensitive but not specific. If abnormality found a mr or ct scan can be used to better define cause of pain. If bone scan is normal in this child's age often related to growing pains. ...Read more

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I have shin bone pain and it's worse at night, mom won't take me to the dr. I worked out last week so I don't think it's shin splints. Pain off and on?

I have shin bone pain and it's worse at night, mom won't take me to the dr. I worked out last week so I don't think it's shin splints. Pain off and on?

You might be correct: But it may be a few different diagnosis, including things that may be important for you to know about sooner rather than later. Tell your mom, I suggested you get taken to an orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation, & to ensure there is nothing to worry about, and that there is nothing growing in your bone, for example. At your age things that can cause such complaint, range from mild to serious stuff. ...Read more

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Trimalleolar fx 3 yrs ago w dislocation. Still have tibia bone pain and syndesmosis pain getting worse. Something diff like stress fx or old inj?

This sounds: Like a very serious and extensive fracture that required surgery using internal fixation hardware. I don't think any advice here without actual examination can help you. Consult with your orthopedic surgeon again for specific treatment options. ...Read more

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Intermittent "bone pain" feeling in tibia for 3 days (at rest), unrelated to activity/injury. Could bone cyst explain it? Or prior prednisone use?

Intermittent "bone pain" feeling in tibia for 3 days (at rest), unrelated to activity/injury. Could bone cyst explain it? Or prior prednisone use?

Sometimes: Prednisone can cause both bone and joint problems. If you have had long treatment courses of prednisone, it could weaken the bone and make you more susceptible to stress fractures though I would expect some pain with weight bearing. Bone cysts unlikely in your age group. As always, if pain persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Big dog hit shin bone about 5 inches below knee. Bruised she knocked me down landed on knee, knocked off shoe pain is severe in knee when I bend it.

Big dog hit shin bone about 5 inches below knee. Bruised she knocked me down landed on knee, knocked off shoe pain is severe in knee when I bend it.

Apply ice: See orthopedist if ice doesn't resolve your issue as you may of sustained an injury of some sort. Yu can take an NSAID like Motrin if no contraindication. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on the inside of my shin bone. There is no pain or tenderness, so I do not believe it to be a bruise.

Get checked: Fatty tumor, cyst, ingrown hair. I think a full exam will shed light on this issue. Good luck ...Read more

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Hit my shin bone 4 weeks ago, it's still swollen and bruised. There's a large lump. Tender to touch. Only gets sore if use it to much?

Hit my shin bone 4 weeks ago, it's still swollen and bruised. There's a large lump. Tender to touch. Only gets sore if use it to much?

Bump is hematoma: The large lump is a common normal response to an injury over the tibia from blunt trauma. The bony lining or periosteum is very vascular and thus can bleed significantly leading to a local hematoma. The swelling should start to subside with rest, ice, decreased use and an ace wrap to provide compression and protection. ...Read more

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I hit my shin (Tibia) 5 days ago, there is a lump on the bone with some bruising at the site, now there is bruising in my ankle could it be broken?

I hit my shin (Tibia) 5 days ago, there is a lump on the bone with some bruising at the site, now there is bruising in my ankle could it be broken?

Aqua fur.: Anythings possible, but if bruising is the only issue, an ankle fracture is unlikely. The ankle bruising could be some blood and serum leaking between tissue planes and moving from the shin to the ankle area. To remove all doubt, have your ankle evaluated. ...Read more

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TV fell on leg and slid down shin bone. Was told it was a bruised bone. Now I have a hard movable lump in area that feels like scar tissue? Normal?

TV fell on leg and slid down shin bone. Was told it was a bruised bone. Now I have a hard movable lump in area that feels like scar tissue? Normal?

Lump: A lump secondary to trauma that is mobile is unlikely connected to bone. There has likely been damage to the tissue just under the skin, called subcutaneous fat. It often takes weeks for this to resolve. All the best. ...Read more

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Have a bruise on next to shin bone. Little swollen. Don't remember hitting. And same side of thigh is sore. Is the a blood clot? I'm worried

Have a bruise on next to shin bone. Little swollen. Don't remember hitting. And same side of thigh is sore. Is the a blood clot? I'm worried

Deep vein: thrombophlebitis usually causes unilateral calf swelling and pain. Only way to know for sure is with blood test and venous duplex. If you have other risk factors, your doctor might recommend them. ...Read more

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Upper front thigh area is causing great pain. From front of thigh down threw shin bone area. Was in severe car accident 10 years ago need a hip replacement on right leg. Have bruising, twisting, pulling kind of pain. Located on upper front thigh shooting do

Upper front thigh area is causing great pain. From front of thigh down threw shin bone area. Was in severe car accident 10 years ago need a hip replacement on right leg. Have bruising, twisting, pulling kind of pain. Located on upper front thigh shooting do

Hip replacement: Your symptoms sound like your hip replacement prosthesis may be the problem. It could be loose, could be bone/metal fracture or infection. You need to see an orthopedic doctor and get some xrays and blood work done. ...Read more

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Sharp calf pain, tender shin bone, moved to hip?

Sharp calf pain, tender shin bone, moved to hip?

Exam: You need a complete exam by a physician including a neurological exam. This may be caused by a herniated disc. ...Read more

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I suffered what I thought was a deep tibia bone bruise 2 months ago and now I have multiple hard lumps I can move up and down the whole tibia bone.

Varies: When you do sustain a "bone bruise" it can affect the periosteum, which is the lining of the bone. This can result in extra bone formation and the lumps you are describing. I would not hesitate to be seen and possibly have some further studies. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a severe bone bruise of the tibia cause compartment syndrome in the lower thigh of the same leg.

Is it possible to have a severe bone bruise of the tibia cause compartment syndrome in the lower thigh of the same leg.

Compartment syndrome: Is not likely to move up to the thigh from the lower leg. The fascia of the muscles of the legs and arms is so tight that it doesn't allow for expansion in the crushed muscle so the swelling leads to pain and damage to additional muscle and can result in loss of the limb in extreme cases. Have it checked in an emergency room...Special equipment to measure increase in pressure in the muscle. ...Read more

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Hard pea sized lump next to shin bone, about half way down leg, quite close to a mole, slightly tender if pressed, moves slightly, what could it be?

Dermatofibroma: See a dermatologist. Most likely it is a benign dermatofibroma, but there are other possible diagnoses. An exam, possibly a biopsy will be needed for the answer. ...Read more

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When someone with leukemia get's symptoms such as bone pain and bruising, how bad would it be on a scale from 1-10?

Depends: That is a difficult question to answer since different people experience pain differently. The pain scale we typically use is a subjective scale. What might be a three for one person could be a seven for another person. The best use of the scale is to judge an individuals response to pain treatment interventions. ...Read more

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When someone with leukemia has symptoms such as bone pain and bruising, how bad would the pain be on a scale from 1-10?

1-10: Impossible to tell without further information. Pain, bleeding, or other problems may run the spectrum from very mild to life threatening. If this is you or someone you know, make sure the oncologist knows what is going on so he/she can help. ...Read more

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I've struggled with anemia for about 1yr. I am now 7m pregnant. I have constant bruising & bone pain. I take iron pills but no results. Suggestions?

I've struggled with anemia for about 1yr. I am now 7m pregnant. I have constant bruising & bone pain. I take iron pills but no results. Suggestions?

IV therapy: Women who have severe anemia in pregnancy can benefit from IV iron therapy. It takes a long time for the body to absorb iron in the diet and with pills. And for women such as yourself who may have an iron absorption deficiency, IV iron therapy may be the answer. Talk to your doctor about this. One doesn't want to go into delivery (either vaginal or cesarean) severely anemic as could be threaten. ...Read more

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L lower back pain and L hip bone pain, hurting for 2 months. Constant dull aching pain sometimes felt in front of thigh and shin. What could it be?

Hip pain: hip pain and lower back pain that shoots down the leg and shin is typical sciatica a pinched nerve in the gluteal muscle region. Could be a slipped disc in your lower back at lower level. Should see a spine orthopedic physician or your primary care doc and have checked out. ...Read more

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I have pubic bone pain. It feels bruised and is tender to touch. Not pregnant and no trauma or injury. I do have pelvic floor dysfunction and endo. Help?

I have pubic bone pain. It feels bruised and is tender to touch. Not pregnant and no trauma or injury. I do have pelvic floor dysfunction and endo. Help?

MRI: How do you know you have pelvic floor dysfunction (hard to diagnosis)? If this pain is lasting more than 2 months I would get an mri. ...Read more

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I have bone pain joint pain weakness confusion headaches bruising weakened immunity and petechiae little blood spots all over my body and a general fe?

Please see a doctor-: Your question is very important- you description is concerning and will need more dialogue that is better done in front of a doctor in a clinic or hospital- not in this forum. Please see your doctor or else go to an urgent care center near you. ...Read more

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Severe bone pain 4 groin lumps easy bruising weight loss headaches nausea but bloodwork norm excp for slight low grans. What could be going on?

Hard to say: Multiple potential causes. Good to know your blood work looked ok, but certainly not normal and further workup indicated. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Bruised Shin (Definition)

A bone injury that ...Read more