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Why Do My Shin Bones Feel Bumpy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Get evaluated: I would recommend evaluation by a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon or a trauma trained podiatrist. ...Read more
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
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
Hi. Last year got kicked on the shin bone of leg now I still feel pain on the bone when I touch it. What could possibly be the problem ?
Check it out: My thoughts are maybe scare tissue, hematoma,small fracture still healing???? ...Read more
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?
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
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?
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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
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