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Shin Hit By Steel Boots. Why Has It Become Red And Warm?

Hi i got kicked in the shin 3 times at work by a teenager wearing steel to cap boots, my shin is slighty bruised but my anckle and the front of my foot is very bruised, my foot keeps going tingly and i get pain if i point my toes/foot down or bring my foot up to a right angle. im also getting aches in my calf and the front of my shin sometimes goes red and very warm to touch, have i done any damage that needs checking out?
Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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I think you have got haematoma following injury. Inj tetanus toxoid is to be taken . One course of antibiotics amoxicillin with dicloxacilin three times . And you need to keep the foot elevated. Meanwhile u get one x ray of limb and blood investigation like complete blood count, random blood sugar .
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Shin Hit By Steel Boots. Why Has It Become Red And Warm?

I think you have got haematoma following injury. Inj tetanus toxoid is to be taken . One course of antibiotics amoxicillin with dicloxacilin three times . And you need to keep the foot elevated. Meanwhile u get one x ray of limb and blood investigation like complete blood count, random blood sugar .