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Severe ankle pain, hard lump, bruise, swelling, pain on touching. Treatment options?

himy boyfriend wiped uton his bike and now his right ankle is in alot of pain right below the anke on the outer side feels like it has liquid in a lump the size of a half dollar and right below that it has a bump that feels hard and when i toch these he said they dont hurt but 4 inches above the ankle it is brused nd swollen and he cant even stand for me to touch it for about 6 nche up twords the knee cap he wont go to the hopital and he is trying t go to work he is a mechanic
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From description , this lump 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).Avoid putting weight and rest well.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurbh Gupta
Answered: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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