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A 31-year-old female asked:

My tibia connected with an elbow when i did a kick, now ankle is swollen just below ankle joint & tibia hurts when walk or bare weight. is it broken?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Leg pain: Possibly, or could just be a contusion. A fracture and a contusion have similar symptoms, but really the best way to distinguish the two is with a full examination with imaging studies (x-rays). I hope this helps.
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Dr. Leslie Aufseeser
49 years experience
Possibly: I would recommend an x-ray of the area by either a podiatrist or orthopedic foot specialist. The injured area should be treated according to the findings. If not broken and treatment does not resolve the pain and swelling then i would recommend an MRI study.
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Last updated Sep 19, 2019

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