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What Causes A Lump On The Leg After Exercising
Hard lump on calf near the muscle after falling from a bike. Calf is also swelling a little. What is the lump? Should i get a x-ray?
Hard to say: Difficult to say without an exam. Could be a hematoma (collection of blood under the skin) or this could be a muscle/tendon tear. Fracture is possible but less likely. If you're having a lot of pain or difficulty walking i would see a doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On my left leg I have this bone below my knee which is comming out and pains after a lot of exercising. What is the problem?
What causes the red rash that appears on the back of my calves after a long walk? Is it something to be concerned about?
Not really: Do you mean in the back of your knees or calf? If it is on your calf, and goes away your probably fine. These with us doctors anyone who says the word "calves" gets a venous doppler because of possibility of blood clot. If you are mobile and walking a lot, blood clots are not likely. Sometimes you can get a rash from heat, fungus, some sort of exposure to an allergen. ...Read more
What may be the cause of a tingling/numbness feeling on the top of my left thigh when I am walking or standing for an extended period of time?
Nerve compression: Anterior femoral cutaneous nerve provides sensation to that part of your leg. If there is pressure on that nerve where it exits the pelvis and enters the superficial thigh you can get those symptoms. Tight belt, tight pants, or tight underwear can cause this compression. Try wearing looser clothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a muscle strain on the outer side of my left thigh about halfway between the knee and hip. It was started by overuse. What is best treatment?
Outer hip strain: Rest, ice, elevation, NSAIDS( motrin ,aleve (naproxen) if no contraindications) , massage, possibly muscle relaxant and kinesiotaping.. If knee pain there may be elements of iliotibial band syndrome. .As the acute pain resolves consider stretches. Follow with doctor/urgent care/ orthopedist. ...Read more
After standing for more than 2 hours i get the feeling of ice cold running water on the front of my upper left thigh. What could this be? Sciatic?
Not Sciatica: The sciatic nerve runs down the back of the leg. The sensation your are describing could be due to a disk problem in the upper part of the lumbar spine, a hernia causing a nerve in the area to be irritated it a hip joint problem. This may require physical therapy to prevent worsening. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
9 month girl has a lump on top of her girl part on the right side. Is it hernia? If so, what caused it and the risks and treatment for it?
Lumps: The difficult thing about non-specific lumps is that it is incredibly difficult to diagnose what they are without actually examining them. Does it change in size? If you push on it does it go down? Does it hurt her? These are all things her pediatrician will look at. Only then will they be able to suggest an intervention (if necessary) and plan a treatment. ...Read more
I have a sore left knee on the inner side I find it worse after bending or crossing my legs for more than 5 minutes what is the cause?
Injury or not?: Questions that could help determine your diagnosis: was there an injury? Do you have swelling? Are you exercising or training for something? How long have the symptoms been present? Is there painful clicking or popping? The medial collateral ligament, 3 tendons, the medial meniscus, the medial joint, a potential plica, medial retinaculum and patellofemoral joint can cause pain on the inner knee. ...Read more
I have a bad bruise on upper right side of my leg after slipping and falling on the stairs. The bruise is about the size of my hand and is a deep purple in color. It was painful the first few days but the pain as subsided. It is slightly swollen. I am ab
Sounds normal: This sounds like appropriate response from your body to the fall. You could try warm compresses to help the absorption of the blood. When it heals it will turn yellow/brown and should not be a problem. If the swelling does not go down, you could also try ice. If you are concerned, see your physician. ...Read more
Rheumatic like pain on the right leg every morning and evening. The pain is obvious if i push a bone on the right butt. What caused the pain?
Large swollen lump on left leg just beside knee and reaches to bend of leg. Size of an apple. No injury and was sudden. What could this be?
What is treatment for a bony Calus that has formed after a hard hit to the inside of my leg right above ankle?
Leave it alone: There is no need to treat it. It will remodel on its own with time, admittedly a long time, may be years. ...Read more
My knee is buckling when i try to run... There is a a round mass almost the size of a golf ball on the posterior side of my knee.. What is it?
Cyst?: There are several possibilities but cysts are common behind the knee. You should have this checked by a physician. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle that happened while doing leg press the pain is in my lower leg ?
Many symptoms: Symptoms of a pulled muscle include pain over the muscle body, swelling, bruising, and weakness of the muscle. See your doctor if you have these symptoms, or are otherwise concerned of a tear. ...Read more
I have a relatively hard lump on the inside of my right leg on the calf muscle. What could it be?
Hard lump: Limited information makes this question difficult. If lump is small and near surface it could be phlebolith which is hardened or calcified vein. If deeper in muscle could be cyst or muscle mass. If you have history of injury then it could be an area of localized muscle spasm or tearing. If this persists you should seek a full examination. ...Read more
During aerobic workouts a sharp, locked up pain is felt either on the left/right side of my belly, depending on the exercise, its intense, what is it?
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