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Fell and hurt ankle and shin. Lower back hurts. Help

I walked into an open dishwasher door with my shin/ankle. I then fell over it and landed on the other side of the door flat on the floor with a thud. I saw a GP who said it would take up to 72 hours for all my bruising/symptoms to come out. I was given 28 days of 400mg of Ibruprofen to take, 3 times a day. I have a huge bruise on the top of my thigh, my lower back hurts, my neck aches, my ribs ache and my shins/ankle hurt off and on if I walk far. It s been nearly a week and I still hurt all over. When am I likely to feel normal enough to return to work? Desk job. Female, 43 yr, slightly overweight .
Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM !

Blunt bony trauma may hurt a lot and for 2 weeks or so. varies with the degree of injury .
Being overweight may aggrevate the pain.
If you feel any limp and pain, may see an orthopaedic surgeon to look for any fracture there.
A bruise will also take a long time of 2-3 weeks to slowly disappear.
Do not take ibuprofen for 28 days !
It is too much.
Get evaluated instead.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck !
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Fell and hurt ankle and shin. Lower back hurts. Help

Dear friend, welcome to HCM ! Blunt bony trauma may hurt a lot and for 2 weeks or so. varies with the degree of injury . Being overweight may aggrevate the pain. If you feel any limp and pain, may see an orthopaedic surgeon to look for any fracture there. A bruise will also take a long time of 2-3 weeks to slowly disappear. Do not take ibuprofen for 28 days ! It is too much. Get evaluated instead. Take care and please keep me informed of your progress. Good Luck ! I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily. May I request for your rating and review of this answer before you accept the answer and close the query (if there are no more follow up questions)? Thank you !