Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
164 Doctors are Online

Severe pains below knee on the inside of shin on left leg after softball hit. Is it fracture ?

I got hit with a line drive two days ago with a softball right below my knee on the inside of my shin on my left leg. The day I got hurt, there was a large lump. I quickly elevated, iced the injury and took ibuprofen . The swelling went down significantly within hours. Day 2 was very difficult. I was having excruciating pains even when my leg was elevated and at rest. After being at rest for a while, I had a hard time getting up and walking around, very sore while walking around. Also, the spot where I got hit was very hot. I continued to ice throughout the day. Today is day three. I am very stiff walking around after resting for a while. The spot isn t hot to the touch anymore and I haven t had any pains yet, just soreness. However, the spot where I got hit is a red spot and it s numb. Meaning, when I touch it, it s tingly. Is it possible that I fracture something? Should I go to my PCP and get it checked out?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Oct 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  254
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query.

You had injury over your shin below the right knee and after that swelling present and it is tender to touch.

It might be soft tissue injury or a fracture.

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

You have to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for exam. & treatment plan acc. to that.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Sat, 6 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor