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Twisted ankle, shin injury, black and blue discoloration, walking with pain, burning sensation. Treatment?

I fell down three outside steps and my ankle twisted a little and got the corner of the bott step. I also got my other leg at the shin by a corner of another step. They both instantly got black and blue and was stiff. I can walk with some pain. Also driving by pushing gas or break pedals hurts. 3 hrs later it is starting to burn .
Asked On : Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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Hi Angel,

I am sorry that you had a fall and sustained this injury.

Looking at the scenario that you have described, I would suggest you to be examined by a Primary care physician. Check if it requires an x-ray to be done.

You need to take simple analgesics like Tylenol thrice daily for next 2 to 3 days for the inflammation to subside. It is available over the counter.

Meanwhile, apply ice packs every 3 to 4 hours to the areas that are black and blue and are turning stiff.

I wish you a speedy recovery.

Hope this helps.

Answered: Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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