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Lower Leg

Between the knee and the ankle resides your lower leg. A prime target for kicks in the shin, bug bites, and bruises, it also carries blood and nutrients to your feet and toes—and houses the vulnerable Achilles tendon.

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An osteoid osteoma is a small, noncancerous tumor of the bones. It often affects leg bones or the spine but can affect any bone. They are usually found in young people. Many osteoid osteomas disappear on their own, but some may require surgery for removal.
A benign, or harmless, lump on the shin may be caused by underlying skin conditions like cysts, warts, or abscess. Other causes include trauma from an injury, or abnormal cell growth that can be non-cancerous like a lipoma.
The most common causes of what looks like a rash or red dots on the lower legs are either immune-mediated inflammation like eczema or psoriasis, or a skin infection like cellulitis. Other causes of red blotches on the lower legs can arise from an allergic reaction to certain foods or contact with poisonous plants.
A rash on one lower leg can appear red, blotchy, or have a dry and scaly texture. Most rashes on the lower leg are caused by dermatitis, eczema, or an allergic reaction which will look like red, itchy bumps on the leg.
Tingling in the lower leg can also have the feeling of numbness or a burning sensation in the lower leg. Causes of lower leg tingling include neurological issues of the back, restless leg syndrome, or diabetic neuropathy.
Calf pain is often caused by muscle cramps or strains. More serious conditions such as blood clots & diabetic neuropathy can also cause upper & lower calf pain.

Calf Strain

This article will review the symptoms, causes, and management of calf strains. Calf strains may involve sudden or sharp pain, a popping sound, a tearing sensation, or limited functioning, or pain may only present with certain movements in milder injuries.
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Calf Lump Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your calf lump symptoms with Buoy, including 4 causes and common questions concerning your calf lump.
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Lower Leg Numbness

Numbness in lower legs may be accompanied by other symptoms such as pain, burning, and difficulty walking, and causes can be mechanical, metabolic, and inflammatory, amongst others.
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Swollen Calf: Common Causes of Swelling

Swollen calf can be caused by three categories of conditions - natural, traumatic, and systemic issues. Most often, it’s the first two causes, which we will go further in detail below but if you just had a long plane ride or sat down for a long time, blood clots can cause a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). More serious causes involve organ issues such as kidney failure or liver disease.
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