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Swelling in shin after doing karate. Having faint pain. Due to a torn muscle?

I was training with someone in karate and I kicked the same time as my partner. Unfortunately for me my partner beat me to it and his foot directly kicked my shin on the inner side of my right leg directly in the middle, (my shin pad had been turned to the side without me realizing it so I felt the full thing). I m not dumb, but I guess because all of the adrenaline I did not realize how bad it was until I started to take my gear off. When I touched my leg it was indented and had a weird squishyness to it where it was impacted as well as swelling above and below it against my shin. That was about a week ago and there is still swelling above and below the spot that was impacted as well as a dent where it was impacted (not to the naked eye, but pretty gross when you touch it.) It does not have a serious pain while walking more of a faint pain, but if I jump or walk a step too long it hurts me. In addition when I touch it, there s a really sharp pain in my leg. I don t think it is broken because I would be able to feel it right? Maybe tore a muscle there? I don t know.. anything would help!
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
from history it looks like there might be soft tissue injury giving pain and little swelling on the shin.
Take anti-inflammatory medicine for 2-3 days.
Apply ice pack 2-3 times a day.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

As per the description of symptoms, I suspect that you could have suffered a Subperiosteal hematoma of the shin of tibia. This will resolve spontaneously within a few days without any issues.

The general treatment guidelines are
* Rest to the injured part and don’t involve in activities which puts additional strain on the injured tissues.
* Ice packing should be applied for about 20 minutes once in every 2 hours.
* Use elastic compression bandage around the swollen area
* Elevation of the limb
* Analgesic & anti inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve as needed

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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