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Leg injury, large bruise, swelling, walking on toes. Iced and elevated it. Treatment?

I am a 44 year old woman and was hit in the lower inside part of my leg by a line drive at my son s baseball game. It hurts like heck and has a big bruise and is swollen despite the fact that I ve iced it and have it elevated. I can walk but have to use my tippy toes on that foot . How long will it hurt? I assume there s no fracture or I d not be able to walk, right?
Asked On : Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello susie,

Thanks for posting your query

You had injury over your lower part of leg, following that it is swollen & tender to touch.

It might be a soft tissue injury or a fracture because you are not able to put your weight fully.

So you need a x-ray to rule out any fracture.

Answered: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Krishna Keshri's  Response
hi...situation like this should never be might be suffering from hairline fracture of your leg bone which might be intention of making you scare,but at the same time one should be conscious as not every fracture leads to inability to walk,may lead to swelling, redness or intense pain. i would suggest you to see an orthopaedician and get an x-ray done to rule out any fracture.if it comes out to be a soft tissue injury,then no will be fine within 3 weaks...all the best.
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