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Bone (Definition)

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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When I ran my fingers up and down my shin, it feels like my bone is bumpy... Is that normal?

When I ran my fingers up and down my shin, it feels like my bone is bumpy... Is that normal?

Get the iron out.: As long as you don't feel any golf ball size lumps, You'll be okay. Most shins have a somewhat bumpy surface. ...Read more

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When I run my fingers down my shin it feels like the bone is bumpy... Is this normal?

When I run my fingers down my shin it feels like the bone is bumpy... Is this normal?

This is normal: It is normal to have some uneven feeling of your shin. There is nothing to worry about, unless there is pain, a palpable mass, or recent injury to that area. If there are no other symptoms and only a slight bumpy feeling to that area, then there should be nothing to worry about. If other symptoms develop, then you should see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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On both my legs all the way down my shin bones they are bumpy/lumpy is this normal it's been like this a long time ?

On both my legs all the way down my shin bones they are bumpy/lumpy is this normal it's been like this a long time ?

Better In The Gravy: If you are overweight it can happen. With extra fat in those areas it tends to get lumpy. I'm not sure why. Probably because that area wasn't designed to store fat. Might help, though, if you were a soccer player! If you have a normal weight then it would be due to something very unusual, unless you had some form of skin ailment. Also, sometimes people with a thyroid problem can get thick shins. ...Read more

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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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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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Could you break one of your shin bones without knowing it?

Possibly: A stress fracture of the shin bone (tibia), is probably the one possibility to have a break without knowing it. As this isnt an outright break but an inbalance in the breakdown and buildup of bone with activity/use leading to microtrauma. However, you should experience pain in the area of concern and xrays may or may not reveal anything. ...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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My bones are very painfull at the slightest knock especially my shin area why is this?

My bones are very painfull at the slightest  knock especially my shin  area why is this?

See doctor: Need to get this checked out at least with a x-ray since this is an unusual problem. Some people do suffer from such side effects when on a statin for hypercholesterolemia. ...Read more

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My shin hit edge of stairs. i got wounded and the bone hurts a lot. how to cure it fast?

My shin hit edge of stairs. i got wounded and the bone hurts a lot. how to cure it fast?

Depends: Shin trauma is a most painful injury. You have my sympathy. Time to healing depends on the severity of the damage, with fracture being the worst (approx 6-8 weeks) & bruise being least (approx 1-4 weeks). Time to pain relief requires close communication with your clinician if you are still having a lot of pain. Hope that helps. ...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?

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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I have a lump in my shin, is it a bone?

Tibia: The shin bone is your tibia, and any lump, without a known injury, should get evaluated and diagnosed. Best wishes. ...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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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)?

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 am not athletic. When pressure is applied to my shins, i feel pain in the bone. What does this mean.

Start exercise.: That seems kind of normal even in an athletic person. There is nothing protecting the bone there.

It's never too late to start a moderate exercise program - 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 days per week. ...Read more

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Whenever I try running I feel this sharp pain in my shins after some time that compels me to stop running coz I feel like the bone is about to break?

Whenever I try running I feel this sharp pain in my shins after some time that compels me to stop running coz I feel like the bone is about to break?

Shin pain : Shin pain is not uncommon to runners, and has many factors. The following can be reasons for shin pain: improperly fitting shoes, improper stretching/warm up,poor running form, and running too far too soon. In addition, I would seek medical evaluation to make sure there are no "shin splints" or small fractures. I would also find a good running supply store to be properly fitted for running shoes. ...Read more