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Suggest treatment to cure painful bump on shin caused by an injury

Good afternoon , about a week ago I tripped while walking
And took a pretty hard fall ... I bruised both shins
And my left shin has a bump that is numb when I touch it . However when
I rub against something or sit with leg under
The pain is excruchiating . I don't know if I should see a doctor
Or not .
Thu, 24 Jul 2014
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
Trauma usually leads to hematoma formation or blood collection.
Th hematoma usually resorbs after a couple of days.
Formation of a swelling after trauma which is numb suggests nerve injury.
Nerve injury can lead to altered sensations or decreased sensations.
Associated pain is again suggestive of nerve injury because nerve injury can also lead to pain.

A clinical assessment of the painful lump is required to diagnose the condition.
I would suggest you to consult an orthopedician for clinical assessment.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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