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What is the difference in symptoms between a muscle knot and a stress fracture in your lower leg?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: A stress

fracture is an injury to the bone caused by repetitive microtrauma(for example, in the tibia from running).
A muscle knot is not a medical term, but could represent a muscle strain or possibly spasm. So, a stress fracture is a bone injury, and a muscle "knot" is a muscle injury.

In brief: A stress

fracture is an injury to the bone caused by repetitive microtrauma(for example, in the tibia from running).
A muscle knot is not a medical term, but could represent a muscle strain or possibly spasm. So, a stress fracture is a bone injury, and a muscle "knot" is a muscle injury.
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