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Old 12-16-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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Bump below knee?

I've got a soft bump about the size of a marble at the bottom of my right knee, basically where my knee and shin come together. I've noticed a slight pain when I flex my quad but other than that no pain, even while touching it. Is this something to worry about?

I'll try and post a pic later.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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Re: Bump below knee?

other than picture, you should look at an anatomy book to be specific of where the pain is. looking at your profile picture, age may be a factor. how old are you? if you are still of growing age and if the area you point out is the tibial tuberosity (where the patella tendon inserts) then you may osgood-schlatters. that all depends on location though. need to be a more specific.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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Re: Bump below knee?

Likely Osgood Schlatter's or rather.. tendon pulling away from the tibial tuberosity.

I can't remember the actual technical term for adults but OS is typically in growing adolescents and it's called something else in adults...

Pretty much only thing you can do is stretch, and rest, and ice, and light mobility work... then work into exercise slowly
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Re: Bump below knee?

I'm 23. Like I said it doesn't hurt, just ever so slightly when I flex my quad or if I really dig around while touching it. I've been icing it and the size of the bump has appeared to go down.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:18 AM   #5
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Re: Bump below knee?

I'm guessing you probably have Insertional Tendinitis (otherwise called traction Apophysitis).

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Re: Bump below knee?

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I'm guessing you probably have Insertional Tendinitis (otherwise called traction Apophysitis).
Ah yeah that's what it is. Traction apophysitis.
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I'm guessing you probably have Insertional Tendinitis (otherwise called traction Apophysitis).
That's just a non-eponym for Osgood-Schlatter or irritation/inflammation of any growth center in an adolescent. As an adult, the more correct terminology would be enthesopathy which is the irritation of an attachment of muscle, tendon or ligament to a bone.
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