Thanks for writing in.
It is good that you started the RICE treatment immediately after the injury
. The lump will take some time to disappear. Don't worry about it, since you say your symptoms have reduced remarkably.
Maybe you can apply some volini gel (diclofenac
) at the site where it is hurting followed by hot fomentation 15 minutes later ( dip a piece of cloth in warm water and apply it over the lump intermittently ).If the pain is bad, maybe you could take brufen
orally (anti inflammatory, analgesic
In case the lump still persists after 2 weeks, please visit your doctor to rule out other causes like a crack in the bone , persistent hematoma
Hope this helps.
Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan