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Anlke Swelling After Hit In Shin
Swelling from hit to shin from softball-should i continue to ice or switch to heat? If switch to heat, should I use heating pad or will icy hot work?
Treatment options: If your injury occured 72+ hours ago then it is acceptable to switch to heat in an effort to deal with any swelling in the area. Icyhot doesn't cause the same healing effect of ice or heat. Topicals such as this are known as counterirritants that trick pain receptors, but really do nothing more than numb the area. If you are having severe pain, or are unable to walk on your leg please have a xray. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I was playing softball 2 weeks ago and got hit in the shin with a ball. The swelling is getting bigger. Is this normal? And how long should it last?
Hit shin on rim of tub, not bruised, swollen, warm to touch, discomfort but no pain, swelling does not feel like fluid inside, no discoloration. Help?
I tripped on stairs and my leg went in between the stairs hit the bottom my shin pretty good. Sever swelling and pain no bruising. What could it be?
A Bruise: Wait a few days, the bruise might be on a deep layer next to the bone, and it takes a while for the blood to make it to the surface to see. The blood might show up not where it was stuck but lower due to gravity effects and it might not bruise at all, swelling alone can occur after blunt trauma. ...Read more
Son hit his shin on a metal bar, 6"below knee. Leg has small swelling in this area, only tingles when it is touched no pain elsewhere. Should i be concerned and have xray?
I hit my shin really hard today on a bench, now it is swollen and bruised and when you run your finger over it you can feel an indention, what should i do? I've been icing it to take down the swelling so far
Keep doing: what you are doing. It is not uncommon for a forceful contusion to make such a "dent" as you describe. Icing and elevation are the best things to do, for up to 48 or 72 hours. Then resume normal activities avoiding anything that seems to increase the swelling or pain (i.e. running, over-exertion). The dent may remain a surprisingly long time...even months to years:( Sorry. Take care of yourself ...Read more
Hit on left shin w softball. Huge bump rite away. have swelling, bruising on foot, slight achiness while walking or after icing. What could be wrong?
Hit my shin 7 days ago, it hurt pretty bad, big knot on leg and now i noticed bruising and swelling in my foot,right above ankle.
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