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Indents In Lower Shin
Injured leg in november, lower leg twisted under car. Now has indent and hard lumps at injury site, tender to touch, pain to walk at times?
Wound on lower shin care. To cover or not? Has been covered for 7 days. Now it is infected. Started topical antibio tonight, waiting for culture.
I got kicked in the lower right part of my shin and it doesn't hurt when I put pressure on it but when I press on it, it hurts. What might be the prob?
If it does not hurt: When you stand on it, it is most likely not a fracture, although it is impossible to rule that out with limited history or physical exam. More likely what it is, is a contusion (bruise) either in the superficial tissue or the bone. Sometimes, trauma in the front of the shin can lead to chronic shin splints as well, so rest and give the shin some time to heal. Ice. If it does not improve, see a doc. ...Read more
I have a small hard lump on my shin. It's pink/ dark pink and painless. When I press it, I have a 1cm indent for over 1 min?
Bruise?: Hard lump can be as simple bruise if it does not resolve in should be evaluated ...Read more
I have an oblong vertical indentation on my lower left leg to the right of the shin. What could be causing it & what kind of dr. Should I see?
See doctor: You need to start with your primary care physician first to examined it physically, so that a preliminary diagnosis can be made. Then your pcp will be able to tell you the next step, or if imaging is needed, and refer you to the right person to see for further workup if needed. This is something that you would want to have documented in your chart. ...Read more
Small rash on lower shin hasn't gone away in over 1mo. Got slightly smaller but still size of a quarter. Doesn't hurt or itch. What could it be?
Many things: A pictures worth 1000 words a rash can only be diagnosed through pictures are visual exam you may consider telemedicine a HealthTap for this ...Read more
I have a red mass on my leg in the lower portion of the shin. 3in long, 2in wide. Its hard, feels hot and hurts to the touch. Been there for months.?
Be seen: There are a number of possibilities. What you are describing may represent an infectious process and should be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more
I am experiencing ankle swelling. And I noticed on my shin there's an indent and it's discolored?
More info?: Is it both ankles or just one? Did you injure your ankle? How long has it been swelling? Getting worse? Any new meds? Have you had similar problems in the past? If lasting more than a few days see your MD ...Read more
I have a lump on my shin from being kicked a month ago, there is an indent in the lump and it is numb, is this normal?
Shin lump: Very common injury to the peri osteal covering of your shin. It should gradually heal and the numbness subside but it may take 4-6 months. Try to prevent any additional injury to that area ...Read more
I have a small indent in my shin that hurts with added pressure. Also, it hurts severely after running. It gets better with rest. Any ideas?
Indent on tibia: Hello, this sounds like and old scar on the anterior border of the tibia pulling with motion. I can't be sure without seeing it. You should see your doc and mention this for accurate diagnosis thanks ...Read more
I have a slight twinge in my calf muscle but there seems to be a fluid build up on my shin area. When I press the fluid it leave an indent.?
I'm a runner and started having shin pain. There's a large indent along my tibia (medial) with a lump to the side of it. Sound like a stress fracture?
Possible: But I'm having a real hard time with your description telling if the indent is on the bone or in the muscle area. You could have a fascial defect as well that is causing pain in the same area. At any rate, it should be looked at by a doctor because the treatment for the stress fracture would be rest while the treatment for the other defect would be therapy. ...Read more
I get this weird lower hip pain that seems to to go to the side of my calf and shin. Hurts worse when lying down. What could it be?
Thigh with calf pain: Pain in that area is typically from a nerve injury or part of the muscle fascial complex on the lateral part ot f the hip and thigh which helps pull your leg away from the midline. Either can be worsened by certain positions including the supine position ...Read more
My 13 year old daughter has a pea size ball that moves around on her lower shin when you touch it; it doesn't hurt, should we be concerned?
Probabbly benign: Small immobile bumps along the shin are quite common. Pl see attached. However, if a small bump along the shin is mobile, but still doesn't hurt, it might be a lipoma or othe beniogn cyst. If it is not increasing in size, you can get it checked out at your next regular visit to your doctor. Feel better! ...Read more
Lump on lower shin in subcutaneous fat, no pain, no discolouration, no recent trauma. Not growing but not getting smaller and not going away?
Well it didn't -: -appear out of the blue. It must have always been there, perhaps from a little recalled injury from long ago that U don't recall. If it's not painful etc, & staying the same I would not worry. All this points 2 a benign process. 4 peace of mind, U could C Ur PCP 2have it looked @ & a hands on xam. If suspicions get referrals as needed. ...Read more
Hi I have a lump on my lower shin and close to my ankle. There is one that is noticeable and I feel another by my ankle. I don't have any injury.
Soft tissue mass: There can be many causes of localized masses in the body. I would recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
16 years ago I hurt back at work I am now disabled. Three hern. Disk inside lower back &tear have no feeling below knees. Bad painfeet ankles shin?
You have new problem: Three herniated discs in the low back will not produce the numbness and pain just below the knees. You have a nerve disease that is affecting your long sensory nerves in your legs and feet. You need to see a neurologist. There are several causes, some of which can be reversed. Some of the causes are systemic, and will cause further problems with your health if not addressed. ...Read more
Have a small bump/lump on my left shin that moves when pushed. Seems like it started lower down on the leg maybe a year or so again but is now higher?
Be seen: There are multiple possibilities, might be wise to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
See a Doc: You really need to be examined by a doctor to figure out what is causing the pain. Some things that could cause pain in the shin are shin splints which is an irritation of the covering of the bone called the periosteum. Tendon or muscle strains are also a possibility. Need to also look at possible problems with circulation. Sometimes the pain is far away from the source. A doc should figure out. ...Read more
Overuse tibia injury: Shin splints is an overuse stress injury to the tibial leg bone. Often times, a sudden rapid increase in either mileage or running intensity can trigger an episode of shin splints. Most are self-limiting and will go away with simple rest or decreased mileage and intensity. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help as well. ...Read more
"Night sweats" are usually GENERALIZED ("soaking")
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Bump: Yes it may take 6-8 weeks to return to its normal size. ...Read more
Hi, I have been experiencing pain in my lower legs, calves and shin. For a few days, what could it be?
Many things: Might cause this, so unless you have a great deal of unaccustomed activity to account for this, you should be evaluated at a clinic. ...Read more