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Forum Name: Degenerative Bone Diseases

Question: Bump on tibial tuberosity


 millerlisa - Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:24 am

I recently suffered a sever ankle inversion on my right foot. I have had 2 cortisone injections which have helped with the swelling and inflammation. Some pain still persists and the injury occurred 5 months ago. I am 36, female and very active. I run an average of 12-15 miles per week. I have noticed since I began running again that there is a bump on or near my tibial tuberosity of my "good" leg that was not injured. What is causing this? Could I have changed my running gait inadvertantly? I know osgood-schlatter's disease is of a pediatric nature. Any ideas of what is causing this?
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:34 pm

User avatar Hello,
If you were a teenager, I would immediately diagnose Osgood-Schlatter.
It is possible that on the good leg the quad has overworked in compensation (from the ankle sprain) and has caused some hypertrophic changes at the tibial tubercle (where the quad attaches).
You may use a patella strap and ice and ibuprofen for a few weeks to see if the bump goes down.
Keep us posted.

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