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Injured shin, swelling, bruised. What can be done?

I was kicked quite hard in the shin while playing soccer 6 days ago. It was sore and tender and slightly swollen but has been getting better. However, about a day ago, a dark bruise began to form under my ankle in the inside of my foot and today my ankle is very swollen and the bruise worse. It was not painful but it starting to become slightly so. Im not quite sure what to make of it...
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Welcome at HCM.

I have read your question completely.

It looks from your details that this bruise is due to your previous injury at your shin.This is a gravitational edema which is coming downwards from shin.You should just apply cold fomentation or ice fomentation over it.Keep limb elevated & apply a ACE bandage over the limb(starting from down to above).

Hope this all will be helpful.

With best wishes.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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