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Painful lump, bruise on leg after hitting on metal pole. Possibility of broken bone?

I hit my leg pretty hard on a metal pole. It hurt a lot at fist and didn t stop for an hour or so. When it was hit immediately started to bruise . Now there is a noticeable lump, which is painful to the touch. I just wondered if maybe I chipped the bone or something. Oh, and it s been five hours, and it only hurts when I flex my foot , touch it, or walk. Well, it doesn t hurt a lot when I walk, just a bit.
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Thanks for writing
Based on your description of injury it is advisable to get x ray done of your foot to rule out minor fracture/chip of bone.
Mean while you may continue with Ice fomentation (3-4 times a day), rest ,limb elevation and creppe bandage, Take drugs like aceclofenac along with trypsin/chymotrypsin to reduce pain and swelling.These are prescription only drug's so you may have to contact your local doctor.

Hope this information suffices.
Take care and I shall be glad to answer any further query.
Answered: Fri, 23 May 2014
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