A 31-year-old female asked:
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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
13 years experience Podiatry
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.
Answered on Sep 19, 2019
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Dr. Leslie Aufseeser
47 years experience Podiatry
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.
Answered on Sep 19, 2019
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