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Does bump on shin mean stress fracture that is healing?

Does bump on shin mean stress fracture that is healing?

Possibly.: If you were diagnosed with a stress fracture in that area, a bump may indicate callous bone formation, or it could be inflammation of soft tissue. ...Read more

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Hit on left shin w softball. Huge bump rite away. have swelling, bruising on foot, slight achiness while walking or after icing. What could be wrong?

Hit on left shin w softball. Huge bump rite away. have swelling, bruising on foot, slight achiness while walking or after icing. What could be wrong?

Likely a Bruise: You likely have a bruise, but a softball is fairly hard and usually is traveling very fast. A fracture is unlikely but you should be evaluated by your physician to make sure it is not present. A simple X-ray will be able to tell. ...Read more

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My son has a bump on his shin . I don't know what it is.

My son has a bump on his shin . I don't know what it is.

Location ?: If it is just below the kneecap at the top of the shin, it may just be the growth/attachment plate ofthe upper leg muscles. It can get lumpy/squishy/painful during the early part of the pre-teen/teen years.If it is further down the leg it is likely shin splints or a bone bruise. Your doc can figure it out. ...Read more

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Just a question, I have bumps under the skin on my shins, I've had them since I was a kid, not painful, just weird wondering what they are.

Just a question, I have bumps under the skin on my shins, I've had them since I was a kid, not painful, just weird wondering what they are.

Best guess: My best guess is that they are due to old bruises/contusions where blood dissolved under the skin and released calcium which deposited under the skin. Have your doctor take a look next time you are there for a check up. ...Read more

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Bumps under my skin on my shins, should I be concerned?

Bumps under my skin on my shins, should I be concerned?

See your doctor: Your doctor could see if it is infectious folliculitis or if you have atopic dermatitis. Depending on the circumstances of how it got there also affects how to treat it. It may be from an injury or a razor burn, . ...Read more

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Bump on my shin! what is it? How do I find out?

Bump on my shin! what is it? How do I find out?

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 have a small bump all my shin and it aches at night. Should I be worried?

I have a small bump all my shin and it aches at night. Should I be worried?

Lumps and bumps : You are an 18 year old female with a painful bump, please see your doctor. Unless there has been direct trauma to explain this I have a high suspicion and concern. This must be worked up. Orthopaedics has a protocol based on your age and location of bump. This is not to be ignored. ...Read more