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Pain and bruised swelling on the ankle after an injury. What to do?

banged my shin on bleacher 5 days ago. lower leg swelled up pretty bad, but has since reduced in size. Decent size lump on shin. No pain at all in standing on it. Not too much pain to the touch either. Ran 3 miles on a treadmill yesterday. 8:15 pace. No pain. last night i noticed bruising around the ankle. look pretty bad. some swelling . no pain.
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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the bruising that appeared around the ankle is likely to be due to shifting of the blood that oozed after a soft tissue injury at shin. There is nothing to worry. Avoid weight bearing and keep the foot elevated.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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