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Shin injury, large lump, bruise. Applied ice, heat, ankle bruising. Medical attention required?

HI I got kicked in my shin a week ago monday playing soccer. Got a pretty large lump and brusied. I applied ice and heat to it for the first 2 days. My shin is still pretty brusied and has a small lump, it doesnt hurt much when i touch it. Yesterday I played soccer again and now my ankle is very bruised as well. SHould I see a doctor or be concerned? Thank you for your help
Asked On : Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Thanks for writing in.

Injury over your ankle might be soft tissue injury, ligament injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others.

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, ice the affected area and take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

Wishing you good health.

Answered: Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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