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Swollen, bruised shin after falling. Also, hurts around ankles. Difficult to walk. Solution?

I feel last week and hit my shin pretty hard. Its twice the size of my hand . Bumpy..swollen..dark red,brown,green and slighly purple.. Hurts around my ankles and at center of the whole area. It hurt to walk on..but I was still able to walk. Every step feel like a small hammer smashing into it.. I really don t think its broke..or chiped I can t afford to risk the chance $$ to get it checked out if its not serous..
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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From description , this hard lump most probably formed due to haematoma formation (collection of blood) which might get fibrosed or calcified.
It will take few weeks to months to get disappear.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination of swelling. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.
Meanwhile give hot fomatation over it, You can take Tablet Motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily).

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Gaurav Shrivastav's  Response

your symptoms pretty much suggest a very high possibility of something broken inside so you better get yourself examined and get an X-ray done.

meanwhile avoid putting weight on the affected leg

Dr. Gaurav
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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