Top
10
Doctor insights on: Bruised Shin

Share

Bruised Shin (Overview)

Bruised shin


Bruised Shin (Overview)

Bruised shin


3

3
Treating Bruises (Checklist)

Apply ice pack to area right after injury
30 min, once for 1 days
Don't worry about color changes, as bleeding can be deep in fat tissue
once
If you have a lot of bruises with no injuries, see dr for blood tests
once
4

4
Fell over on cement. I now have a sore knee, swollen bruised shin and it feels stiff and painful when walking. My ankle has puffed up. Cold compress?

Fell over on cement. I now have a sore knee, swollen bruised shin and it feels stiff and painful when walking. My ankle has puffed up. Cold compress?

Not fun fall: Ice is always your best friend when you fall, especially with swelling and bruising of your knee/ ankle.You do want to have it checked out, especially if your ankle is swollen to determine if it's a strain or sprain.For either, it's important to keep it elevated above your heart level, to help reduce swelling. Imaging may be needed if you can't weight bear. So, using crutches until ur seen is good. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Bruised swollen shin has made my ankle swell why?

Bruised swollen shin has made my ankle swell why?

Deep hematoma?: Sometimes a bruise is a hematoma, and if left untreated it can get infected - have a physician check it out. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Managing Shin Splints (Checklist)

Get an osteopathic examination done of your neck, spine, hips, legs
Once
Check for low arches or flat feet
Once
Don't wear old orthotics that are full foot molds
Once
7

7
I bruised my shin, walked into a bumper hitch. Skin not broken, swollen, minimally discolored, but concerned skin surface is sensitive and painful.?

I bruised my shin, walked into a bumper hitch.  Skin not broken, swollen, minimally discolored, but concerned  skin surface is sensitive and painful.?

Rest and ice: Sounds like you damaged the soft tissue which can result in swelling and bruising. There can be tenderness and swelling without obvious blue or purple discoloration. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or another NSAID to help with pain and swelling. Rest the leg, elevate, apply cold compresses. It will improve with time. If you develop worsening symptoms you should see a doctor. ...Read more

8

8
7 y.O. Has faint bruise on shin with firm lump beneath (hurts when pressed). If he hit it that hard, should bruise be more obvious? Cause for concern?

7 y.O. Has faint bruise on shin with firm lump beneath (hurts when pressed). If he hit it that hard, should bruise be more obvious? Cause for concern?

Bone Bruise: There is really not much protection of the shin from a direct blow. Since there is not much muscle coverage you won't see brusing as you would in the calf area. Watch the area for a few days and if it does not go down then have him see your pediatrician. Most bruises resolve. ...Read more

10

10
I bruised my shin in a fall. A hematoma formed . Itis about 3/4 " high by 1 1/2 " . It has hard bump on top. How can I get rid of it? Thank you.

I bruised my shin in a fall.   A hematoma formed .  Itis about 3/4 " high by 1 1/2 " .  It has hard bump on top.  How can I get rid of it? Thank you.

Time: Hematomas can be quite painful. They are nothing more than a collection of blood. I recommend you get a neoprene compressive sleeve to wear. Initially, ice may relieve symptoms. After a few days, you might consider applying some warm heat intermittently. This can sometimes help the body break down and reabsorb the hematoma. ...Read more