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Severe pains below knee on the inside of shin on left leg after softball hit. Is it fracture ?

I got hit with a line drive two days ago with a softball right below my knee on the inside of my shin on my left leg. The day I got hurt, there was a large lump. I quickly elevated, iced the injury and took ibuprofen . The swelling went down significantly within hours. Day 2 was very difficult. I was having excruciating pains even when my leg was elevated and at rest. After being at rest for a while, I had a hard time getting up and walking around, very sore while walking around. Also, the spot where I got hit was very hot. I continued to ice throughout the day. Today is day three. I am very stiff walking around after resting for a while. The spot isn t hot to the touch anymore and I haven t had any pains yet, just soreness. However, the spot where I got hit is a red spot and it s numb. Meaning, when I touch it, it s tingly. Is it possible that I fracture something? Should I go to my PCP and get it checked out?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query.

You had injury over your shin below the right knee and after that swelling present and it is tender to touch.

It might be soft tissue injury or a fracture.

you need a x-ray to rule out any fracture.

You have to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for exam. & treatment plan acc. to that.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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