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Swelling and discoloration on the ankle after an injury. No broken bones. Using knee cap and pain killers. Is there a nerve damage?

Sir Last 8th July 2012 I got an accident in Bike. Then I went a Orthopedic doctor he saw X report and said bone did not broke and suggest to take a proper rest for 3 days. But for office work I went my work place in bike. Third day 10th July I can’t walk properly for pain and feel that my nerve is pain like jiiiiiii…….I think it happened cause I stand up about 2 hours or more. Then my wife massages my leg and gives hot water bag .Next day 11th July I went another orthopedic doctor. He gave some pain killer and suggest a plaster for fiber injure .I take a knee cap and use for maximum 7 to 9 hours a day when I use motorcycle or go for office. In 15th July I face another problem that below of my leg(ankle area) is in large compare to the another leg and my mussel have a spot & below of my ankle is black blue color .And that nerve jiiiiiiii still now. Please tell me what happened to me. And give me suggestion which doctor will you recommended to me? Orthopedic, Nerve specialist or Physiotherapist ?Please help me we are so worried .My Age is 31 years.
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, Thanks for query.
It seems that after accident there is blood collection on the part giving rise to Hematoma.
I would suggest to go for antibiotic and anti inflammatory medicines.
Give complete rest to the part.
Consult orthopedic surgeon and get examined again.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi Dear, to answer your question ,let me put your question in this way, you met an accident while on bike and you went for an orthopedic consultation,who prescribed you didn't took proper rest ,your pain didn't subsides with rest of two days.and you were prescribed pain killer and a plaster,and now your having swelling and black blue area below your ankle area and your pain is persistent.The good thing you did you went for an orthopedic consultation,and bad thing you did you didn't took proper had got soft tissue injury during your accident,but no fracture.proper rest is the only thing that is needed in in soft tissue injury, plus some hot/cold foamentation.the swelling and black blue area below your ankle your mentioning is most probably a haemotoma( collection of blood under skin) ,result of soft tissue injury ,and it will subsides itself,nothing to worry for it.proper rest plus an orthopedic consultation is all that is need and a pain killer for few days ,if you pain is sever .
Answered: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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