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Painful lump at the site of hit on the shin. Could it be broken?

Hello. About 3-4 months ago, I got kicked in the shin by my younger brother because we were arguing. My shin bruised up and was cut. Now when I feel where I got kicked there is this painful lump. My mum said that it was probably fractured but I didn t believe her. My brother was wearing wellies that were hard on the tips of the toes. What should I do about my shin ????
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From description , this lump over your shin most probably formed due to haematoma formation which might get fibrosed or calcified.

It will take few weeks to months to get disappear.

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

Meanwhile give hot fomatation over it, You can take Tablet Motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily).

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurbh Gupta
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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