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Shin hit and injured. Noticed a bruise. Why is it raised and swollen?

I was moving my daughter s bike on Easter Monday ...April 9th, and the back end swung forward and the bolt holding the back tire hit the side of my shin . It s now May 11th and my shin is still swollen and sore....should I be concerned? Also over a year ago I noticed a similar bruise (raised/ red/ swollen) on the bottom of the back of my calf (no apparent cause)and my doctor said I ripped the tendant without s still discoloured a year later....should someone be looking into these bruises further?
Asked On : Mon, 14 May 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
No need to worry as some time these bruises can stay for long. If it is not hurting much you can ignore it but if it is causing pain then i would suggest you to take tablet Brufen. If pain has increased then get a Xray done to make sure nothing is wrong with bone, though i do not seem that would be necessary.Also apply hot water fomentation and Avoid fast running and prolong standing.
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