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Hard lump on leg, no bruising or swelling. Worried

Hi, I seem to have a hard lump on the centrefront of my lower shin, just above my foot on my right leg. I m in the military and have spent years running around in boots and have never had this problem until now, just after I started preparations to deploy next year. After a few forced marches in the last 2 weeks, my shin has bruised and swollen up. However I haven t done any physical exercise for a week and there is no bruising or swelling but there still seems to be a lump on the front of my shin about an inch and a half up from my foot. This is just where the laced part of the boot would sit. It would be much appreciated if you could give some advice. I ve seen a doctor and he diagnosed tendonitis and gave me anti inflammatories last friday, however I m just a little worried about the lump that is still there.
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Hi Dear thanks for your question ,your having swelling in front of your leg just above the ankle joint ,a place where you tie laces of your shoe ,Dear your a military man, and wear long shoes for long time, fraction with upper part of shoe for long time can produce inflammation and swelling called as tendinitis as told by your Doctor,other possibilities could be exostosis from tibia, that is your shin bone,which will be diagnosed by X-Ray of the lower part of your leg,In both cases there is nothing to worry,for tendinitis medicine has been prescribed to you and exostosis need surgical removal.Hope i addressed your concern,for any further query your well come back to health care magic
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