Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
139 Doctors are Online

How long does it take for a shin bone bruise to heal ?

I fell against a bathtub 4 weeks ago and received a shin bone bruise . It had a lot of swelling and bruising right away covering most of my lower leg and then my foot also. X ray on week 1 was negative. I still have significant leg swelling and pain, especially after walking. I have a trip planned in 3 weeks that involves a lot of walking. Do you think it will be healed enough by then? Is there anything else I can do? Thank you
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jun 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  1341
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Pretibial Haematoma - the medical name for a shin bruise - can persist for many months in terms of the swelling in your shin. The pain associated with the haematoma often improves more quickly within 4-8 weeks.
Answered: Sun, 30 Mar 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor