FAQ on Coronavirus and Mefi : check before posting, cite sources; how to block content by tags. What should I name my leg dent? I was in a car accident in April. Two months later, I was still having issues with the knee and got it MRI'd and they found that I probably bruised the bone. I never had the shin imaged or looked at because it stopped hurting once the swelling went down. However, there is still a noticeable dark mark and an actual dent in my leg where the bruise was is? I was curious about this indentation and wondered if there is a name for this phenomenon.
When I google, I find tons of stuff about how other people have had this happen, and anecdotes about how they got their "body dent," but no medical information or terminology. I do plan on seeing a doctor to have it checked out just in case especially since I'm working on settling my medical claim against the intoxicated driver who hit me, and if this will trouble me later in life, I want to knowbut I'm really just curious about it as a medical phenomenon, since it seems weird to have a dent in your body where you didn't break anything.
Long story short: is there a name for this phenomenon? It seems to be common enough, so I'm not worried about it being some freak thing, I really just find it interesting and want to read more about it other than a thousand stories of how other people got dented, which is all I'm finding so far. Try "Pitting edema. Not that I am anything resembling a doctor, so I don't know if this is happening in your case.
But you asked for body dents Elpea, I have one from racing sailboats - I actually ended up with fluid cyst on my shin on top of a bone bruise. After the cyst was drained 11 years agoI was left with a dent that's still there. I believe my orthopedist called it a "contusion" which seems to be what they call any severity of bruising. It's fairly harmless, although I've noticed that the specific area of my shin is still kind of sensitive.
Hermitosis, I'd be inclined to agree with you, but I just can't believe the OP would still be experiencing pitting edema 5 months after the injury. The dark mark is interesting, to. Elpea, is it possible to post a pic? IANAD, but have you looked up myositis ossificans? None of them were terribly dent-like though, but rather raised. It sounds like an area that has atrophied.Do you see a dent in thigh muscle?
It might be a scary experience because you see a dent in your skin and it freaks you out! You probably think that it is due to a serious health condition. The dent in thigh muscle can be positioned anywhere! It could be vertical or horizontal, and there could be many causes behind the dent in thigh muscle. You see it as a dent in thigh muscle, but it is probably the loss of the fat tissue. Majority of us start freaking out for smallest of health conditions, but the dent in thigh muscle is nothing to be scared of!
There are thousands of people, who are fearful that they have a deadly disease. The most common fear is that people start thinking that they have ALS. What is ALS? We shall find out more about this! Just so you know, there are thousands of individuals, who have the same fears as you.
You are just one of them, and we are here to reduce the anxiety and tell you more about this health condition. Here is an informative article which talks about the dent in thigh muscle, the causes and the treatments. Does it require medical attention? Can it be treated at home? You will explore all that and more through this post! Before we read about the causes of the dent in thigh muscle, you must understand that there is no loss of muscle.
It is probably a loss of the subcutaneous muscle, and this is not something that you should be stressed about. Let us understand the causes of the dent in thigh muscle!Short Clip Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal - Close Up Leg Electrology
Here are some of the causes of the health condition. When your thighs hit a surface, and you bump into a hard object, it causes the fatty tissue to shrink.
Leg Trauma jenkcoast. I had an impact trauma to my left lower leg about 2 weeks ago. My leg fell through a step and my body went forward causing a large dent in my leg. The impact point is right below and outside or my shin bone. The dent has some what gone away but my ankle is swelled up and you can feel fluid around the area. People have said that if i can walk on it I didn't break any bones or tear a tendon.
There is still a good size lump there and like I said my ankle is still swollen. It doesn't really hurt to walk on it, but the area is sensitive to touch. Any help??? Answer Question. Read 7 Responses. Follow - 4.
Dr Vinod. Go for an X-ray and assess the damage. If there is no damage with bone it is always good for you as 2 weeks passed by. Take pain killers and anti inflammation drugs. Consult an orthopaedician for further course of action Take care!
I really don't want to have to go to the Dr. Doc, Last week I was working on a roof and stepped on a rotten board. It broke and I fell through the roof. I hit my left shin on a 2x4 board as I was falling. Immediately, my shin swole up. It looked like half a tennis ball under my skin.
It also broke the skin and has since scabbed over. About 6 hours after the injury, the swelling went down and seemed back to normal. There was really no pain. Well, two days later, the swelling came back again. It looks like a huge blister about 4 inches in diameter.
There is no pain and I run 3 or 4 times a week. It just looks like there is a huge fluid build up in it. What do you think the problem may be? I would advice you not to aggravate anything by running and getting aggressive.It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences.
Have you received any information anywhere in response to your question? I have recently discovered a dent in my leg too, on the outer thigh. Hi My doctor said it was where the tissues in the leg have worn away he does not know why though Didnt convince me though :]. My primary care physician blew me off too saying it probably was a result from an earlier injury and there was some necrosis of the fat.
Funny it just showed up and I don't remember such an injury. My mind is not at ease either. I will get a 2nd opinion. I also have a "dent" in my outer thigh. Don't know what it is or where it came from. I have no pain but it's just driving me crazy wondering what it is or if it will get worse. I also have a dent in my leg in my shin area, toe the right of the bone that comes and goes.
The only time I can predict when it shows up is immediately after I get out of the shower, but it occurs a few times over the course of the day. I'm currently seeing a few doctors to check to see if I have Peripheral Vascular Disease I also have a severe pain in my leg when I exercisebut the doctor's seem to be not concerned with the dent and don't give me any answers or theories. Last edited by largosama; at AM.
Just a question, how did you come to post on the Leukimia board?By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions. Dent in shin muscle. I was standing in my kitchen a few minutes ago and the muscle over my left shin just seem to suck View answer.
I have a dent that looks like a whole in my leg. It is on the right side of the shin bone 3 inches above the ankle Was at computer thought left shin cramping and going to sleep from there down.
Got up and moved around didnt go away. After 4 hours pain in shin susided with leg still asleep from shin down. Always happens at night. Sudden severe pain in muscles in the area of the shinalmost always just one leg, but has happened both.
Shin musclesmostly the two big ones, become hard as a rock. I have been having aches in the muscles and what feels like my bones in my legs. Recently I did discover a dent in my shin bone, about a half inch wide and a half centimeter deep. I am currently I noticed a shallow dent in the muscle immediately left adjacent to my shin bone about 6 inches above my left ankle. It went away And there s a dent in my leg where the bruise was.
What is the Hello, I have recently noticed a dent in my shinabout six inches from the beginning of the ankle Hi, Thanks for writing in.
Dents on the shin due to injury happen in many people. It should disappear by 3 to 4 days with hot and cold pack or ointment. Usually it is because of soft tissue injury. Coronavirus Doctor Consultation Are you a Doctor? Login Register. Your Name :. Your e-mail :. Password :. Confirm Password :. Remember me. Register Already registered? Continue Already registered? By proceeding further you accept the Terms and Conditions. Sign in with Google.
It doesn't hurt or anything when I press down on it, but if feels different then the tissue around it, like there's something missing? Any idea of what it could be? Answer Question. Read 2 Responses. Follow - 2. That sounds like pitting edema. It's usually caused by even unnoticeable swelling of the ankles. I had this for years, and it turned out that my kidneys were trying to function with all that junk my parents fed my siblings and myself.
Once I figured out that food sensitivities and allergies to preservatives are issues for me, I lost weight and the edema went away. Notify me of new activity on this question. Join this community. Ask a Question. Top General Health Answerers.
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Expert Activity. Didn't find the answer you were looking for? In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr.Good morning, I have what appears to be a "dent" on each of my legs on the outside of my shin bone. There is no pain or discomfort. I used to get shin splints very easily but since I have dropped a significant amount of weight, I can walk, run, jog, sprint, swim, elliptical, and bike with no shin splint related issues.
These "dents" are visibly deeper after my leg day of my workout routine. I have attached some pictures as well. Any thoughts? I have lost 75 pounds in about a year, and have been actively working out times per week for several months with a rest week of no physical activity every weeks. I am following a high protein, high carb, low fat diet, drink anywhere from 1.
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring. I have seen the ' dents ' as you referred to, and it is very classically referred to as ' pitting edema ' in medical language. Even though it is difficult to say that before actually touching those dents and palpating them, but they do look edematous.
Are you using any protein supplements? Edema can happen due to a lot of causes, but mostly in atheletes it happens as a result of excessive protein intake without much water intake, and creatine capsule consumption, which directly affects the kidney. A lot of such athletes end up developing edema and kidney stones.
Remember this is just a possibility and please do not get unneccesarily worried thinking about it. Once you get it tasted kindly upload your reports as it will give me a better picture and help in making your diagnosis.
So kindly get the RFT evaluated and send me the report. I will get back to you once you do. I do take protein supplements and creatine. I have attached my daily meal plan complete with all food, supplements, and macronutrient counts. Like I said in my original post, I drink alot of water around 1.
It is sounding like the protein and creatine consumption are causing the pitting edemas. I do not have health insurance so I cannot get the RFT test that you are requesting.
Is this a health concern? What other issues should I expect to come up if no corrective actions are taken? Is there a health supplement I can be taking to counteract the edemas? You mentioned kidney stones, I definetely want to avoid those, what are some things I can be doing daily to prevent kidney stones?
I mentioned I drink a ton of water and my urine is almost ALWAYS clear unless I just took a multi-vitamin which turns my urine bright ish yellow for a couple of hours, so I think I am getting plenty of water already. Are taking many pills per day bad for kidneys? Thank you for the detailed follow up. You're taking a variety of protein supplements, and although without RFT it is difficult to pin point the exact cause, however yes it does seem like a lot and can definitely cause issues with your kidney.
Kidney stones, states of acute dehydration, and deranged renal parameters can all occur due to excessive protein intake.
In my opinion, i feel that the 75 g protein that you're receiving from the protein powder is enough along with which you can get the rest of the protein required from your diet. The creatine powder and the glutamine powder can be stopped.
Especially with creatine, there are studies claiming they do affect the kidneys and a lot of people are advised against it.
Why are you taking vitamin d and spirulina? I will really like to know who suggested you this diet? And also its a good thing that you're drinking 1.