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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 ?

ICE: Ice, compression, and elevation are the basic first aid maneuvers for such an injury, when acute. However, if this is a persistent lump some time after the injury, you should seek a medical evaluation. Good luck. ...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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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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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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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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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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Lump on my shin and i don't know what it is. What should I do?

Lump on my shin and i don't know what it is. What should I do?

Physician Eval.: You should be evaluated by your physician or an orthopaedic surgeon. X-rays will determine if the bones are involved. An ultrasound or MRI will help determine the status of the bump as well. ...Read more

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I've got a small lump on my shin? It doesn't hurt, what is it?

I've got a small lump on my shin? It doesn't hurt, what is it?

Lump: This could be many things. Most common causes would be muscle herniations or cysts. Recent trauma could cause a hematoma. A tumor would be much less likely. Certainly see your doctor especially if it becomes more painful or if it enlarges. ...Read more