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Bruised, swollen and hard shin post a hit, difficulty in running. How can I relieve the pain quickly?

I am fifteen years old and this weekend I was playing fast pitch softball and was hit by a pitch on my leg near the inner part of my shin it is hard and painful to touch it is also bruised and swollen. I tried to run sprints today but it hurt too much to put a lot of pressure on it what can I do to relieve the pain and a quick recovery because I am going to a college showcase this upcoming weekend. Please Help!!!! Thank you
Asked On : Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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Dear Sammy,

You need to give that leg some rest, buddy. Don't strain yourself with the running. If the running can't be avoided, you may want to try Ibuprofen tablets - 1-3 times a day, along with an antacid prescription such as Gelusil tablets, 2 at the same time as ibuprofen. (The Gelusil tablets have to be chewed). Get the shin strapped with an elastic crepe bandage for the next few days. You may apply a local pain killer ointment like Voveran before applying the crepe bandage.

-Dr. Taher
Answered: Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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