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Swelling and bruising after fall, hurts to touch shin, knot under skin. Normal?

I fell down approximately 3 weeks ago and hit my shin very hard; there was instant swelling and bruising. While the swelling has gone done, it still hurts to the touch (even brushing my shin across a surface/material is painful) and it feels almost like a knot has formed under the skin. Is this normal or is special imaging my best option?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Hello and thanks for the query
The pain is due to the soft tissue injury at the site or may be due to infection in the collected blood at the site. Infection can only be present if you have fever or raised local area temperature. To get rid from the problem take analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug to reduce pain and swelling. In case of infection antibiotic is needed.
Wear a elastic bandage at the site.
Do hot and cold fermentation at least twice a day.
Local application of analgesic gel can be helpful.
Keep the part elevated as much as you can.
Go for X-ray if symptoms does not resolve in 3-4 days.
Hope this will help you.
Best Wishes
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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