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The main symptom is painful swelling over a bump on the lower leg bone (shinbone). Symptoms occur on one or both legs.
The area is tender to pressure, and swelling ranges from mild to very severe.
Your doctor can tell if you have this condition by performing a physical exam.
A bone x-ray may be normal, or it may show swelling or damage to the tibial tubercle -- a bony bump below the knee. X-rays are rarely used unless the doctor wants to rule out other causes of the pain.
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