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Shin injury, swollen lump, bruising on base of feet. X-ray shows no fracture. Treatment?

Hello! I suffered a heavy challenge on the side of the shin playing football four weeks ago that resulted in a large swollen lump - when this had not improved after a week I had it x-rayed and there is no break. It will be 4 weeks to the day it happened tomorrow and I am keen to get back on the pitch as I am running ok and there is only residual bruising at the base of my feet (I guess gravity has drawn it out ). There is still a sizeable lump on my shin however, and I am wondering if it should still be there after 4 weeks?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Thanks for your query
It usually takes 4-6 week time for a bruise to resolve depending on the severity of injury. You may take trypsin/chymotrypsin along with pain killer like ibuprofen. A friendly advice is gradually, increase the duration of play once you are ready to play.
To increase your bone strength takes diet rich in calcium (800-1000mg/day) and vitamin D (1000 i.u. /day).
Take care
Answered: Wed, 26 Mar 2014
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