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Pain at the top of ankle after being hit. Difficult to skate. Treatment?

I was hit at the top of the ankle bone by a hockey puck. The injury is right at the top of the boot where I tie up my skates very tight. So now when I put on our skates, the area is very painful. Currently it will hurt for about 10 minutes while I skate (hard) and then basically becomes numb.I play hockey three times a week. Is there any way to treat this injury?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon 's  Response
The only way of treating this is by giving rest to the area which has been injured. Since the area is very painful when you tie up your skates, it implies that the healing process is underway and should not be disrupted. Additionally, if it is very painful, you can take some analgesics specifically NSAIDs since these would also accelerate the healing phase.
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From description it seems to be soft tissue injury .

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.

In the interim, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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