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Hit on the leg, bruising all over ankle with hard and red bump. Quick remedy?

Someone put their football studs into my leg in a tackle 11 days ago. It at first became a large egg and now their is loads of bruising all around my ankle and up. I have a bump that is about 1cm up and a 4cm diameter, hard and rather red and i dont know if i need to do something. I have a soccer carnival in a week and i want to sort out my injury so i can play. thanks
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Hello and thanks for the query
In my opinion get your X-ray done to rule out any kind of fracture. Rest of the bruise will heal by following certain precautions:
1. wipe the site with elastic bandage.
2. Keep the part elevated.
3. Do alternate hot and cold fermentation.
4. Take anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs as per need.
5. Try to restrict movements of the part, which allows quick healing.
Hope this will help you.
Best Wishes
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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