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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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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


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I have a lot of hard bumps going up the front part of my shin bone and in terrible pain I have osteoperosis and RA. IS THIS A CONCERN?

I have a lot of hard bumps going up the front part of my shin bone and in terrible pain I have osteoperosis and RA. IS THIS A CONCERN?

May be rheumatoid no: These may be rheumatoid nodules. You need to discuss this with your rheumatologist. I doubt this is related to the osteoporosis. ...Read more

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When I press on a spot on the front of my shin bone just beneath the right knee, I sometimes have a sharp pain. Why?

When I press on a spot on the front of my shin bone just beneath the right knee, I sometimes have a sharp pain. Why?

Inflammation: The area you are describing us near or on the tibial tubercle. It is an are that is under quite a bit if stress as it is where the entire extensor mechanism pulls in the tibia to straighten out the knee. As such it is not uncommon for some to have some degree of ongoing inflammation in that area. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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41 y/o female. New enlarging bony lump on the front of my right shin bone just below my knee. Painless. No trauma. Immobile. First noticed few mos ago?

41 y/o female. New enlarging bony lump on the front of my right shin bone just below my knee. Painless. No trauma. Immobile. First noticed few mos ago?

Medical evaluation: This needs to be evaluated by a physician. There are many possibilities being the most simple a reaction after injury but other serious problems such as bone tumors are possible. In most cases a simple x-ray is sufficient. ...Read more

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Pain in hip joint right leg, also aching in lower right leg for a week. I am 60, have diabetes. Lower leg aching in front, to outside of shin bone.?

Pain in hip joint right leg, also aching in lower right leg for a week. I am 60, have diabetes. Lower leg aching in front, to outside of shin bone.?

Sciatica?: You may be suffering from sciatica, that is, leg pain from a lumbar spine problem. Other diagnostic possibilities include diabetic neuropathy (amyotrophy), or vascular problems. If these symptoms persist or are associated with fever, weight loss, or other symptoms, you should consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Hard lump on tibia bone (upper front part), which had mild pain 2 weeks ago (only on touching it).Now the lump is hard and immovable. No pain at all.

Hard lump on tibia bone (upper front part), which had mild pain 2 weeks ago (only on touching it).Now the lump is hard and immovable. No pain at all.

Can't tell: If it bothers you, you need to go see your doctor. Potential causes include everything from a foreign body to a cancer. Since the treatments are different for various causes, your doctor is the best person to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Can u chip your shin bone?

Can u chip your shin bone?

Yes: The bone can be chipped by direct trauma or there can be an avulsion type chip fracture caused by muscle/tendon/ligament pulling a small chip of bone off where it attaches. ...Read more

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Will a dent in a childs shin bone heal?

Yes: It may take awhile but it will heal. The body is constantly healing and repairing... ...Read more

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For how long does a shin bone take to heal?

For how long does a shin bone take to heal?

On average 6-8 weeks: Bone healing usually takes 6-8 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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How can they fix a broken shin bone (tibia)?

How can they fix a broken shin bone (tibia)?

Cast or surgery: A fractured tibia can be treated with a cast or with surgery depending on the location of the fracture and the nature of the injury. Surgical treatment lines up the fractured bond ends and holds them in position until the bone is healed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could they fix a broken shin bone (tibia)?

Can you tell me how could they fix a broken shin bone (tibia)?

Can vary: The tibia can be fracture in different ways. Some may only need a cast while others may need surgery. Fractures can be repaired with pins, screws, plates, or staples. ...Read more

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When I try to jog my shin bone feels like it's going to break. What could cause this?

A couple of things-: -come 2 mind.1=stress fracture or 2=shinsplints. The both have a similar progression. Fractures have a slow onset, & soreness gradually increases over timr. & you soon are not able to bear weight. Shin splints come on initially after you run a bit & get better while running, & bad after you stop, progressing to your present state. C a fellowship trained sports med specialist. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my shin bone what is it?

Depends on location: This could be a normal "bump" in the area of the patellar tendon insertion. Sometimes it can be enlarged, especially if one had this growing and painful as a child - see an orthopedist to make sure. ...Read more

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What are signs that I have cracked my shin bone?

What are signs that I have cracked my shin bone?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What should I do for a shin bone injury?

What should I do for a shin bone injury?

See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What can cause a tiny hard ball to form on the shin bone?

What can cause a tiny hard ball to form on the shin bone?

Several things: He/she will listen to you, perform an exam, possibly run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to grow the shin bone once growth plates have closed?

Why is it so hard to grow the shin bone once growth plates have closed?

Finished growing: Bone lengthening occurs at the ends of the long bones at the site of the growth plates. If the growth plates have closed, no more lengthening can occur. ...Read more

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What shall I do about the deformation on my shin bone after the injury?

Get evaluated: I would recommend evaluation by a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon or a trauma trained podiatrist. ...Read more

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After a hard impact (martial arts) my shin bone seems to have been chipped. The area is now all mushy, how long before it is replaced with hard bone?

Contusion: It is more likely that you have a hematoma (collection of blood after an injury). The shin area is very commonly involved since there is a small amount of flesh between the skin and the bone. It will resolve in a month or 2.

If you think you have a bone chip get it x-rayed. ...Read more

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After a hard impact martial arts my shin bone seems to have been chipped. The area is now all mushy, how long before it is replaced with hard bone?

This may not be a: Bone issue but a hematoma (blood under the skin) or fat and/ or muscle necrosis (dead tissue) that feels mushy-see a physician for evaluation to see what the diagnosis is before assuming it is a bone issue which may also be bruised or contused. ...Read more

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Walking up the hill, why does the shin bone hurts so much?

Walking up the hill, why does the shin bone hurts so much?

Tibialis anterior: The anterior tibial muscle is worked during hill climbing and helps dorsiflex the ankle and foot to accomodate the hill's incline. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an osteochondroma (tumor) to form on the shin bone?

Is it possible for an osteochondroma (tumor) to form on the shin bone?

Yes: The shin bone, otherwise known as the tibia, is a common site for osteochondromas to form. Those that are most bothersome are on the inside of the bone, just below the knee, but they can also occur around the ankle, and be bothered by ordinary shoe wear. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a lump on the shin bone is something to be concerned about?

Lump on shin: Your doctor would palpate it to feel it consistency, movable ir fixed, fluctuant or solid. On the basis if his examination he might order x ray studies. ...Read more

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Was rubbing my leg and noticed a dent in my shin bone? Not bumped or ever injured it so was just wondering why or how its there?

Was rubbing my leg and noticed a dent in my shin bone? Not bumped or ever injured it so was just wondering why or how its there?

Totally Normal: There is very little padding to the shin bone so it is very vulnerable to injury. Very likely you banged it up plenty as a little kid perhaps bike riding or smk=cking it against playground equiptment. That's enough to put dents in the bone that last a lifetime. ...Read more