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Hard lump under the knee, hurts sometimes. What could this be?

Hey about 2 inchess under my knee there is a lump when i touch it really hard it hurts at times sometimes when i step on the foot with the lump it hurts in the lump i play soccer everyday sometimes when im resting i straighten out my leg and have trouble lifting it up without pain but only sometimes it gives me pain it is like a hard golf ball
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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I assume that your swelling is nearly 10 cms below your knee on the front part (anterior).
Hard lump on leg can be of anything. You need to consult your surgeon.
There are many things to be noted
whether it moves when moved, moves when knee joint is moved, consistency of the swelling, whether it yeilds to pressure, temperature of the swelling etc,
Even with this you would be needing some biopsies to accurately come to a diagnosis.
Hard swelling may be of benign exostosis, multiple exostosis (there may be similar swelling in other parts of body), ganglion cyst, osteochondroma etc. there is also a chance of tumours which need to be treated immediately.
SO consult your surgeon immediately.
Answered: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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