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Small lump near shin, growing in size, movable, pain on pressing. Treatment options?

Hi i ve had a small painless lump inside my right leg next to my shin for a while now. i ve noticed recently it s got bigger! im not sure if this is because i have been growing, but i play a lot of netball and its about 3/4+ of the way up my leg. You can kindof move it if you press either side of it and it s numb but can sometimes hurt if i press it in a certain area. I am going to book a doctors appointment, but for now im just worried- help me!
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM

It is good to start the RICE treatment immediately after the injury. The lump will take some time to disappear. Don't worry about it.

May be you can apply some volini gel (diclofenac) at the site where it is hurting followed by hot fomentation 15 minutes later ( dip a piece of cloth in warm water and apply it over the lump intermittently ).If the pain is bad, maybe you could take brufen orally (anti inflammatory, analgesic).

In case the lump still persists after 2 weeks, please visit your doctor to rule out other causes like a crack in the bone , persistent hematoma etc.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 19 Sep 2013
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