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Every time I run, I develop a hard small ball on the front of my leg around my shin area. What could this be?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Muscle herniation

Small defects can form and widen in the fascia that encompasses the many muscles and compartments of your leg.
The muscle underneath the fascia bulges under pressure from exertional forces that exist from using the muscles during running. The bulges should subside with rest if this is indeed the case. A thorough orthopaedic evaluation will confirm the diagnosis and treat, don't options discussed.

In brief: Muscle herniation

Small defects can form and widen in the fascia that encompasses the many muscles and compartments of your leg.
The muscle underneath the fascia bulges under pressure from exertional forces that exist from using the muscles during running. The bulges should subside with rest if this is indeed the case. A thorough orthopaedic evaluation will confirm the diagnosis and treat, don't options discussed.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Vein

Has to be an engorged vein from increased blood flow.
Unless it is painful. Is it?

In brief: Vein

Has to be an engorged vein from increased blood flow.
Unless it is painful. Is it?
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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