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Shin swollen after injury. Can the swelling be due to fluid?

Hi, I got a kick on my shin at soccer a few weeks back, the top of my shin was swollen (ball of fluid) after some ice the swelling reduced. About 5 days later i started to bruise , its still a bit evident some three weeks later. I also now has some swelling at the side of my shin, could this be fluid. I ve been able to play sports since the kick but i still have some tenderness pain around the shin area. is this anything to be concerned about? thanks Shaun
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello shaun,

Thanks for posting your query

You had an injury over your shin after a kick over it.

After that swelling and tenderness present at the site of impact.

So it might be a soft tissue swelling or a minute fracture.

After 3 weeks later there is still some swelling & tenderness present, so it might be a fracture in healing stage.

So an x-ray is needed to rule out the fracture.

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

Answered: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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