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Painful lump formation after being hit on the leg. Have shooting pain. Need medical attention?

I hit my shin pretty hard about 6 hrs ago. It got the usual lump and it hurt. No big deal. I went to bed and I just woke up to my leg shooting pain where I hit it, warm and tender to touch, a bigger bump, and pain when walking or just laying. What s going on. I m pretty tough and i hit body parts all the time but I never had this kind of pain before.
Asked On : Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello Allura and thanks for writing in at HCM
First of all go for X-ray and if every thing is normal, than follow some instructions and you will be alright:
1. Keep you leg elevated most of the time, it helps in reducing swelling and pain.
2. Do alternate hot and cold fermentation.
3. Wear elastic bandage at the site most of the time.
4. Take analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and swelling.
Keep a watch on fever,if it comes than you need a course of antibiotic. Rest follow the instruction of your doctor given by him time to time.
Best Wishes and have a speedy recovery.
Answered: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Ahmed Elsheikh's  Response
put ice pack for 5 minutes(5 times per day) to avoid any swelling .you should rest and make x ray then go to orthopaedic specialest
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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