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badly_behaved_badger
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When I do Tae Kwon Do, I sometimes get hit on the legs and I get bruises. A couple of months ago, I got hit a few times in the same place on my shin and it left a nasty bruise, now the bruise has gone away, but there is still a lump on my leg. It doesn't hurt at all if I touch it and it doesn't look like a bruise, but it makes my leg look really odd because my shins look kind of dented.

I have a couple more of these lumps on my shins, and while they're not painful, they look really strange and they won't go away. I've tried putting ice on them but that didn't help. Does anyone know what these lumps are and how I can make them go away?
Thanks. *Badger*


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celery
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are they lumps or little bumps??

My friend got punched in the face realy hard once and he has a permanent lump right above his eye (it's pretty big) and he told me that the cartilage (sp?) was ruined there so the lump is there forever?

Could this be the same case in your shin? I doubt it, but maybe your leg is just changing shape because it gets hit there so often?? hehe sorry I don't think i helped you very much.


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I haven't got horrific bumps on my legs, just general swelling that doesn't seem to be going away...I don't think there is any cartilage in people's shins, but correct me if I'm wrong...thanks for the help though, celery!
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ya i didn't think there was any cartilage in the leg either. but i'd thought i'd put my 2 cetns in

maybe its just swelling that will go down if you stop your twe kwon do? idunno


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while there isn't cartilage in the shins, it's still got some different kinds of connective tissue there.

what you might have is just some scar tissue buildup from being kicked a few to many times. bruises are injuries, too, and they canheal in odd ways, esp if they keep getting aggravated while they're trying to heal up.

how to fix something like this? i'm not sure if it's really feasible.

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