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Hit on the leg causing bruising and numbness, difficulty in walking. What could have happened?

So I was doing a bridge with my feet on the counter and lost my balance and fell and hit my leg off the chair pretty hard it went numb and bruise right way it kinda hurts to walk on too and it hurts when I touch it and it is hurting when I am just sitting here do you no what u could have done and it is just above my ankle
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture with or without nerve injury.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. 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.

In the interim,apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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