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Slammed into the tibia in severe force, had instant pain, painful. Fractured?

I was winding up an air hose with a large metal connector attached to the end. As I was doing this the end swung around from about a six foot circle and slammed into my left tibia with a pretty severe force. I naturally had instant pain and brushed it off. I have no swelling , bruise or mark at the impact sight but it is very painfully Even when a sock presses against it. I can walk without pain. This was five days ago. Is it possible I fractured the bone?
Asked On : Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. As you are able to walk normally, a fracture can be ruled out. You could have developed a subperiosteal hematoma due to injury which will produce severe pain even to light touch. Usually, it is benign and resolves within 2-3 weeks with the following regime -
* Hot fomentation twice daily
* Antiinflammatory medications
* local analgesic gel application
Hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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