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Bump on the back of knee?
9/21 15:01:24

Photo from front of legs
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front x-ray of left knee
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Evening Dr Tsatsos,

The back of my wife's left knee has this bump on it. It's bone (hard), and it's located where the fibula's supposed to meet the collateral ligament. At first glance, it appears like the left fibula's more slanted outward than the one in the right leg. I attached a regular photo and an x-ray photo from the front of the knee.

She said there's no pain associated with the condition, and she had never injured the knee or the muscles badly (to the point of tearing any muscles or fracturing any bones), just normal light injuries, scrapes, bumps. My wife loves to run, and the doctors she had consulted with told her that she must not run anymore, lest the condition got worse. "After all, you're over 30, time to stop running and take it easy," that's what all of them told her. This pissed her off to no end.

Would you be able to tell if there's anything wrong with her knee? Anything she should/should not do?

Thank you.


Dear Ted,

This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says...
The doctors are wrong about giving up exercise. It is exercise & diet that extends & improves life. If the bump appears to be new, growing or painful-then I would seek a second opinion. If it does not hurt-I would still protect it if it feels weak and run to tolerance-a second opinion here can't hurt either. Wear good gym shoes also.
Hope this helps.
Good Luck!
The Chicago Podiatrists of are specialists in orthopedics and sports medicine.
We are located in Chicago & Elmhurst

Dr George Tsatsos & Svetlana Zats
Podiatrist Chicago 60618 & Elmhurst 60126 Podiatrists
Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery & Orthopedics
New South Loop Location-Chicago 60661

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