Lump Or Bulge, Pain Or Discomfort And Tenderness To Touch

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

Painful lumps or bumps are most often due to inflammation or infection. Muscle strains, muscle bruises, or irritation of a tendon (tendonitis) are common causes of tenderness. Skin infections are generally associated with redness and warmth of the skin. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) are the best initial treatments for tender lumps. Call you doctor if you don't feel better within a few weeks, or sooner if your symptoms are associated with fevers or if you're getting much worse.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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