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Indent On Shin Muscle
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Is the front shin more prone to scarring? Banged shin, left bony knot on tibia. Doc took xrays and says it's subcutaneous scar. This common on shin?
Yes: The tibia( shin) bone has very little muscle coverage in the front and lower 2/3 of the bone. Contusions and secondary hematomas are quite common. Sometimes these collections of blood and secondary seroma/ scar 'knots' form and can persist for some time.Nothing to worry about. Best of Luck! ...Read more
The good news is: most all the lumps under the skin of the extremities are benign. The most common are lipomas (benign fatty, soft tissue growths) dermatofibromas or neurofibromas. Dermatofibromas may be slightly pigmented/brownish. Sometimes neurofibromas can turn in cancers so they are sometimes removed. Other types of bumps include epidermoid cysts, keratosis pillars, etc. which can be distinguished by a doctor ...Read more
I have surface numbness \u0026 pain when direct pressure is placed on the base of my knee/top of shin; hit my leg on a cement wall 3 months ago, shin chip?
I have one inch diameter lump behind knee just above calf on inner side of knee, i've been stretching calf muscle last 3 days pain behind knee?
Bakers cyst: This is most likely a baker's cyst. This is a pouch of joint fluid collecting behind the knee. It can occur with most types of arthritis and with repetitive squatting. The most common cause is osteoarthritis. There are other more dangerous causes of a lump in this area. You should see your doctor to get a definite diagnosis. If you have calf pain and leg swelling go directly to the er. ...Read more
Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle. Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?
Sick Achilles.: Your comments sound like the findings of a previous x-ray exam. I'm not sure what is meant by "bump on the opposite side of the ankle". If it is in the Achilles tendon, then extreme pain, could make sense. It sounds as though there is something amiss with your Achilles tendon. It would make sense to immobilize the ankle, and begin non-weight bearing until tendon imaging studies can be performed ...Read more
Kicked wall straight on. ankle & toes=full motion no pain. top side bruise & swell on outer ft impact area. Wght on ft/up toe motion=pain. Fracture?
Slipped on ice, landed on right elbow. Xrays showed no big break. Its bruised, swellings down. Elbows very sensitive. Hairline or just bruised bone?
Sounds like a bru --: Ised elbow, as the xrays were negative. Protect the elbow, for a 10-14 days and if its only a bruised, it'll get better. If not improving or getting worse, get a another xray as in some cases initial xray may not show a fx, which was present. So protecting it for 2 weeks and re-xraying it would be the way to go. Good luck. ...Read more
Pea sized lump on trapezius muscle, on shoulder/upper back not neck, hard, immobile and painless, feels like it's attached to the muscle, what is it??
Trigger point?: Could be a lymph node, an area of muscle fibers that contracted and formed a small mass (overuse or after trauma) and/or may represent a "knot" or trigger point that can respond to tissue massage. If not growing or and painless ok to observe;get it checked out if growing/painful or persists (to make sure it's not something serious like a malignant growth) ...Read more
Hit shin on gymnastic beam small dent medial to/in tibia, swollen/painful to touch/ weight bear pain free. Lost sensation to portion of bruise. Advice?
Bump on rside above sternocleidomastoid muscle & on lside on (neck)upper trapezius muscle for about 5 month now, what could it be? (lump? For so long?
Neck Bump: Any "bump" present this long needs further evaluation. Most bumps due to infections of the upper respiratory tract resolve within a few weeks of the infection. A bump present longer than a couple of months needs urgent evaluation. Go see your doctor. You may need to see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Sounds like a baker's cyst, which is a collection of excess joint fluid which makes it's way out of the knee capsule to the back of the knee between two muscles. It is not a serious condition, but usually indicates an arthritic issue in the knee. It can cause discomfort. Sometimes we drain these but they usually come back. You shoud get your knee examined to determine if this is what it is. ...Read more
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
Mild eversion sprain a week ago; now medial ankle bone bit tender to touch; sore spots and mild swelling under & behind bone, under arch and low shin.
2 inch scar-like indentation on the back of my leg behind knee. Mild inflammation/pain feeling. What could this be?
Knee pain: pain behind the knee with swelling could mean an inflamed vein or thrombophlebitis. I would try a cool compress/water to apply on the leg and also would try an anti inflammatory like motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as needed. If you have persistent pain or trouble breathing it might indicate a more serious problem and you should see your doctor about it. Best to see your doctor about it. good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bony ridge on ribcage, swelling under arm, tingling arm pain, arm muscles fatigue quickly, soft lump on scapula, no shooting pains, just discomfort.?
Lymphoma/ neurofibro: More detail- duration, injury, one or both side, age, f hx, other medical problems, age. ...Read more
Yes: It could be, all depend upon if the tear is complete or incomplete and olso weather another tendon is torn with de semimembranousus. ...Read more