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    Knot on Shin
    VLO918 posted:
    Hello there! My name is Vanessa and I am new to webMD. I have searched for a while and am not completely sure where this topic belonged! (I did my best) Anyhow, I am a bit concerned about a very large knot on/right on the side of my shin. I play soccer and had a collision with another person and our shins hit very hard. It didn't seem to injure her the least bit, but it hit mine just right. My leg was severely bruised up and down my shin and to the side of it (this happened over 2 weeks ago). There is still some bruises and right below my knee and to the side of my shin is a HUGE knot that is numb to the touch. When you caress your finger over it, i feel a nerve move elsewhere. I have been taking aspirin to thin my blood, but it is not going away. Any help, suggestions, or theories as to what it is would be much appreciated!! thank you!!! -Vanessa
    CJA1212 responded:
    Vanessa, I see that you posted a REALLY long time ago about your shin, I recently have had the same issue and I can't seem to find much on it. Did you ever get your questions answered or find a resolution? If you did, please share!
    Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS responded:
    This sounds like it could be an injury to the muscle or may involve the bone. I would suggest you see your healthcare provider to have it examined. This may include an x-ray. Your healthcare provider should also be able to provide you the pros and cons of taking aspirin with this type of injury. Aspirin intake may actually be harmful at this time. Since it has been two full weeks since the injury, it sounds like you should have this looked at. I hope this helps.

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