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Hit on the forearm, lump and bruising on the entire forearm. How can I treat this?

I recently bumped my forearm very hard by slipping in the bathtub. I now have a large lump half the size of a golfball and just as wide sticking out of the outside of my arm against the bone. I don t feel like the bone is broken, and it s not really painful, just uncomfortable. It is also accompanied by my entire forearm being bruised. This happened a week ago. How should I treat it to help the swelling and bruising go away? And should I have reason for concern?
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello.
Thanks for posting your query.

From description it seems to be soft tissue injury . Large lump might be due to haematoma formation(collection of blood).

You need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Beside icing and elevating it, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid liffting weight and rest well.

Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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