Question by  micool (17)

What should I do if my shin bone dents when pressed?


Answer by  wyeth (435)

The bone would not be denting.You are describing what doctors call "pitting edema" caused by too much fluid in the soft tissues.This can be a sign of chronic heart failure,kidney disease,poor circulation such as in varicose veins,or other health problems.You need a medical diagnosis so that the underlying cause can be addressed and treated appropriately.


Answer by  TMATM (499)

What you are describing sounds like you have fluid retained in the tissue of the lower leg. Thats most likely what you are pressing when you leave a "dent". If you could press and dent the bone, that would mean you are breaking your leg bone every time you press it. Highly unlikely. See a doctor about retaining fluid.


Answer by  SimplyOrange (6)

First, please check to make sure the "dent" is indeed with the bone and not the flesh covering it. This can be done by pressing down on your toes, lifting your heel off the ground. You can now feel the bone without a barrier, and if you still feel the shin "dent" when pressed, see your doctor.


Answer by  Georgina (22)

If you are experiencing pain or it persists for more than a few weeks, you should consider seeing a doctor. Otherwise, it may simply be some swelling due to an injury that will go away on its own eventually.


Answer by  phantsy (105)

If your shin bone dents when pressed, it might be a good idea to go to the doctor so that you can have some diagnostics done.


Answer by  srns (11)

If you feel very pain for a long time and can't lift your leg up,then it is better to you to consult a doctor.

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