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How to treat a lump in the lower portion of my leg after running. No pain associated with the lump?

How to treat a lump in the lower portion of my leg after running. No pain associated with the lump?

Lump in lefg: It really depends where exactly in the leg the lump is, the size, texture, color, how long its been there, if it comes and goes, etc. Without a picture, need more descriptors to answer this question. But do not let it stop you from running. ...Read more

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After running yesterday, a tender, red lump has developed on the outside of my leg about 4 inches above my ankle. Its about an inch in diameter.

After running yesterday, a tender, red lump has developed on the outside of my leg about 4 inches above my ankle. Its about an inch in diameter.

Yikes......: It sounds as though you may have torn or caused a weakness in the tissue that encases a lower leg muscle. This lump could be the muscle peeking through the herniation. Quite possibly the extensor digitorum longus muscle is involved. Sometimes the bump goes away or get smaller when not standing. At any rate, to remove all doubt, have the bump examined either by a Healthtap orthopedist or your own. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my shin, after some research, it sounds like:a Tibialis Anterior Hernia. It's only visible after running or stretching. Is this it?

I have a bump on my shin, after some research, it sounds like:a Tibialis Anterior Hernia. It's only visible after running or stretching. Is this it?

Possibly: I have been in practice for well over 20 years and I have never seen such a hernia. That doesn't mean it couldn't happen. Regardless, it is usually not serious. ...Read more

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I have a small lump above my foot on my shin looks like a bite, isn't painful or itchy it's just there! I've recently started running could this be y

I have a small lump above my foot on my shin looks like a bite, isn't painful or itchy it's just there! I've recently started running could this be y

Watch and document.: There are just too many things that could cause a small lump to make even an educated guess. The fact that it's not painful, color indicated that is probably not inflamed or infected. The depth of the lump as well as it's firmness could possibly narrow down the possibilities. Keep an eye on it, maybe even take a picture of it, and resubmit the information if the lump gets larger. ...Read more

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Small, squishy lump on shin. No pain. If I pull my skin taut it flattens. What could it be?

Small, squishy lump on shin. No pain. If I pull my skin taut it flattens. What could it be?

Lipoma: Fatty tumors can do this. Other things can do this as well so best to keep an eye on it for a few months. If it is enlarging or you develop other signs / symptoms in that area see your doc. ...Read more

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My shin pulsates after running 2 miles 30 min after insanity. Doing insanity itself hasn't hurt me. I tried to add running and shin pulsates for 2 days?

My shin pulsates after running 2 miles 30 min after insanity. Doing insanity itself hasn't hurt me. I tried to add running and shin pulsates for 2 days?

May be shin splints: Many athletes get shin splints, also called tibial stress syndrome, at one time or another. Whether one jogs daily or just had to sprint to catch a bus one day, he may be having shin splints if he feels throbbing and aching in the shins. A primary care doctor, an orthopedic doctor, or a sports medicine doctor can evaluate. Treatment includes cold packs, motrin/advil, arch-support insoles, etc... ...Read more

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I feel pain in shin after running?

I feel pain in shin after running?

Overuse injury...: Sounds like shin splints. You need to reduce intensity and distance to 50-60% levels. Run on flat and forgiving surfaces. You might want to evaluate your shoes and their ware. Application of ice, heat, stretching can all afford some degree of relief, but over use is the problem and reduction of activity is the answer. ...Read more

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How can I treat a painful lump on shin (tibia), due to direct impact?

How can I treat a painful lump on shin (tibia), due to direct impact?

Time: It is probably a bone contusion with a hematoma. You can initially try ice within 48 hours to reduce swelling. After about 5 days, you can switch to moist heat to try to increase blood flow to area to resorb hematoma quicker. If it hurts to bear weight, be seen to make sure it is not broken. If it gets red and hot, be seen as it can get infection in it. ...Read more

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Pain in my shin and achellis tendon after running, not major pain but it is uncomfortable. What's the problem and solution?

Pain in my shin and achellis tendon after running, not major pain but it is uncomfortable. What's the problem and solution?

GAIT Pattern: It is possible that your gait pattern may be off. Consider a work up with a physical therapist, chiropractor or podiatrist; orthotic insoles may help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I had an injury on my right knee after running, pain is better now but I have a pea size lump?

I had an injury on my right knee after running, pain is better now but I have a pea size lump?

Knee lump: It depends upon location. It could be a prepatellar, infrapatellar, or pes bursitis. If it is deeper and mobile, it could be a loose body. ...Read more

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I have a rock hard lump on shin about halfway down my leg. Sort of feels attached to bone. What could cause this?

I have a rock hard lump on shin about halfway down my leg. Sort of feels attached to bone. What could cause this?

Periosteal hematoma: If you had some local blunt trauma to your shin, the periosteal coating that surrounds the bone ("hot dog casing") is injured. As it is very vascular, it will bleed and can bulge and create a lump or hematoma. If it does not subside over the course of days to weeks, you should be evaluated ...Read more

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Small pea sized lump on shin an inch or two below knee. Lump doesn't move. Some pain in knee.

Small pea sized lump on shin an inch or two below knee. Lump doesn't move. Some pain in knee.

Needs to be checked: It needs to be checked and felt. It may be a cyst or a hematoma
so go let your doctor check it to find what it can be. ...Read more

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Lump on shin popped up 3 wks ago. Derm said doesn't feel like a cyst more like a bony growth. Should I have this x rayed or is it prob nothing?

Lump on shin popped up 3 wks ago. Derm said doesn't feel like a cyst more like a bony growth. Should I have this x rayed or is it prob nothing?

Possibly: If there is a concern an X ray will determine if a bony cause/growth is present. Feel free to follow up with your doctor for an X ray. Good luck ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

Stretches: Shin splints are frustrating for sure! Tight heel cords (achilles tendons in the back of the leg at the ankle) can contribute, so doing stretches for that muscle before and after running can help-wall push-ups with legs straight, etc. See link for that and other suggestions: http://tinyurl. Com/d5qxtk4. ...Read more

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Lump on shin now larger, moves less freely. Examined a few months ago doctor said the lump is a cyst. This week a pain in bone and or muscle behind lump?

Lump on shin now larger, moves less freely. Examined a few months ago doctor said the lump is a cyst. This week a pain in bone and or muscle behind lump?

Yesterdays Cyst.: Sounds about right to me. The cyst of a few months ago is starting to thicken it's walls and firm up. It is taking up more space and starting to effect the surrounding tissues. Probably best to have it re-evaluated. Consider having it excised. ...Read more

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Knee pain after running, below knee cap and at the top of shin bone. Feels very sore and hurts, no swelling. Have iced and rest. What could it be?

Knee pain after running, below knee cap and at the top of shin bone. Feels very sore and hurts, no swelling. Have iced and rest. What could it be?

Patellar tendinitis: You appear to be describing a classic case of patellar tendinitis. A common overuse type injury tht is almost always amenable to nonoperative treatment. Static quadriceps stretching usually helps resolve this complaint. Nsaids such as motrin, naproxen, or advil (ibuprofen) can also help. If no improvement after several weeks arrange for an evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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After running, I have pain on the inner part of my shins and I can barley walk. Sometimes the pain lessens, other times it feels unbarable. I have bow legs, are there any good ankle braces you recommend to prevent more pain while sprinting? I bought shoes

After running, I have pain on the inner part of my shins and I can barley walk. Sometimes the pain lessens, other times it feels unbarable. I have bow legs, are there any good ankle braces you recommend to prevent more pain while sprinting? I bought shoes

? shin splints: You may have shin splints from running too often. Try a day of rest in between runs. Stretch more often. Anti-inflammatories. You could have knee arthritis. Some people benefit from heel wedges but not ankle braces when they have bowed legs. If this doesn't help, then I think he need an examination by an orthopedic doctor & XR. There could also be a knee cap tracking issue. ...Read more

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I am having continuous leg pain specially in my leg muscles after running. I am running since 60 days but the pain is increasing instead..

Consider DVT first: Always consider possibility of a deep vein thrombosis FIRST. If it is NOT DVT, look for other causes – trauma / overuse, hereditary myopathy, autoimmune myopathy, toxic myopathy (caffeine?), arterial disease / malformations, nerve roots disease. ...Read more

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Localized pain in tibia. Hurts to the touch. Hurt while running but hurts still after running. 2 weeks later. Still painful. X-rays showed nothing?

Localized pain in tibia. Hurts to the touch. Hurt while running but hurts still after running. 2 weeks later. Still painful. X-rays showed nothing?

Stress injury?: If you increased your mileage and/or intensity too fast, you may have a tibial periostitis and/or muscle strain.

Focal pain over bone should raise suspicion of a stress fracture, focal pain over muscle-tendon is likely a strain or tendinopathy;diffuse pain over the postmedial tibia is likely a medial tibial periostitis. X-ray are usually negative, consider repeating x-ray or more advance imaging. ...Read more

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Lately on my right leg I'm hearing a pop sound after running this week but I'm ok walking on in. I don't know what I did to my leg?

Lately on my right leg I'm hearing a pop sound after running this week but I'm ok walking on in. I don't know what I did to my leg?

Tendon issue: Popping is usually due to a tendon issue. Try running a little less and using some ibuprofen to see if you can calm down the inflammation over the next few weeks. Warm compresses and wearing an ace wrap may also help. ...Read more

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I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg after running. Am I low on some minerals?

Maybe: Dehydration, low potassium can contribute to cramping. Try hydration, repletion with banana, oj. Stretching, ice massages can help. Consider venous disease as a cause, and seek serves of a phlebologist to evaluate the veins in your legs. ...Read more

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I am having b/l lower leg pain since nearly 2 years.. Increased after running, pain is more for 2 or 3days after activity, tender distal medial tibia?

I am having b/l lower leg pain since nearly 2 years.. Increased after running, pain is more for 2 or 3days after activity, tender distal medial tibia?

? shin splints: If the discomfort is not in the knees but in the lower legs below the knee, these may be shin splints due to overuse and muscle irritation especially brought on by running. Try reducing your running, ice the legs and, if you can take them, nsaids like Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help. Theses measures may also help knee tendonitis, etc. For more advice or worsening symptoms, see your md. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain. It specifically flares up after running for about a mile. The pain runs down the back of my upper leg, down into my calf?

I am experiencing knee pain. It specifically flares up after running for about a mile. The pain runs down the back of my upper leg, down into my calf?

Choices baker's cyst: The first thing that comes to mind is could this be a Baker's cyst. This is the swelling in the back of the knee and can go up the back of the thigh and down the calf. There are also tendons and bursitis that can cause these problems. This is something you need to discuss with your physician ...Read more