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Got hit on leg, noticed numbness and bruise. Should I consult a doctor?

I fell and hit my leg right below my knee a week ago. The boney area is still extremely painful to the touch and the surrounding area is numb. Only a slight bruise exists. It doesn t seem to be getting eirher better or worse. Not sure if I should seek medical attention or just give it time to heal. It is not affecting me when I walk, it is just very sensitive to touch.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that you might have suffered from soft tissue injury.
Still you should get an X-Ray of your knee done and get yourself examined by an Orthopedician.

You should use a knee support. Local application of pain relief gel will be beneficial.

You can take painkiller like Ibuprofen twice daily after meals along with an antacid like Omeprazole 40 mg once a day before meals.

Give rest to your knee. This will help in healing quickly.
More can be planned after knowing the X-ray reports.

I hope this is helpful to you.

Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Mukesh Tiwari's  Response
Welcome at HCM.

It does not looks to be serious.You should wait.This problem will go away with in 1-2 weeks.

Hope this will help you.
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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