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Persisting bruise and pain on the ankle after a fall. Bump beneath the bruise. Need treatment?

A few weeks ago I tripped over a 3 flight of brick stairs upward. I couldn t walk the first 30 mins, rested with ice. I received a dark and heavy bruise with a cut line right on the ankle crease (when i bend my foot ) it s been almost a month and the bruise hasn t left (faded in color though) but now there is a huge/hard/painful lump-bump beneath the bruise. Still hurts when I walk/switch from the brake to gas when driving etc etc
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Welcome to the forum.

From description , this hard lump most probably formed due to haematoma formation (collection of blood) 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).

I hope this is helpful to you.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.

Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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