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Lump on shin, hurts to run. Have plantar fasciitis. Taking Losartan for high BP. What could this be?

Hello Dr. Christensen, I run about 3-5 mile about every 2-3 days. I like running, but over the past year of running a further distant, have noticed a lump (half dollar in size) on my left outer shin muscle when running. It hurts to run and only appears when I run. I sticks out about 1/4 inch and sucks back in when I tilt my instep up and pushes out when I tilt instep down. It only hurts when running goes away after about 30 min. I do stretch before and after runs. My medical conditioning is rather good. Im very healthy for a 38 year old, but do suffer from Plantar fasciitis (about 10 years). I wear top of the line stabilty shoes for over pronation, and wear orthodic inserts with regular shoes and work boots. I only take high blood pressure medication (low dose losartan. My few questions are what could this possibly be? Should I stop running for now and go see a Sports Medicine Specialist or a Phisiospecialist or even just try my Primary Care Doctor? Respectfully, Chris
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi cabney,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
The swelling seems to be a sport related injury.
It can be a varicose vein or an avulsed muscle which gets prolapsed with activity.
You should get a Doppler and an ultrasound of the leg and get examined by a sports medicine specialist.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!
Answered: Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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