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Hit Shin Hard
Hit shin hard yesterday on side of pool. there is bump,bruise, leg feels weak and numb. Hurts a little to walk and to touch. ?
Bruise: sounds like a severe bruise and nothing to worry about and should gradually disappear ...Read more
~6wks ago I hit my shin hard on a shopping cart. Was a bump & bruise immediately. Still have bruise and slightly puffy and tender. What is wrong?! Tks
I hit my shin hard resulted in a small gash and huge bruise. Day 7 hurts only if touched(pain 10+ for 3 mins), still small lump, skin numb, walk fine.
Keep it up: Sounds like a hematoma and a heeling cut. Rest, ice, compress, elevate.If it hurts that bad you may want to post pictures or see a doctor to determine if it is infected or needs X rays. ...Read more
Hit shin very hard yesteday. Have a bruise/lump/cut on lower left shin but pain in upper shin with shooting pain in foot/ankle/upper shin. Do I need t be seen oor normal signs of bad bruising?
Exam: Get an examination and xray.Get a more detailed answer ›
I hit my shin really hard 3 weeks ago. I can walk fine but I get a burning feeling on and off. Is this normal?
Contusion : I suspect you had a bone contusion which can cause similar symptoms. Should improve over 2-4 weeks. Consider being seen if does not improve. ...Read more
Hi! About two months ago I hit my shin very hard, since then I’ve noticed a small painless hard lump where the injury accured. Is this normal? Ta.
Lump after injury. : The short answer is that most likely it is some scar tissue. But I would see your primary Dr and bring it to his/her attention. There are some rare instances where it is more than a simple scar. ...Read more
I hit my shin really hard and now it is swollen in about the size of an orange and it hurts and the bump is soft, what should I do?
Hematoma: Assuming you can walk on it and there is no crunching or grinding, it is a hematoma. Apply ice and try to elevate. It will eventually go down. Typically does not need to be drained. If reddens or continues to swell should be checked. ...Read more
I hit my shin extremely hard 10 months ago. There is still a hard but movable lump and dark bruise-like discoloring. However, it's painless.
Trauma: Sounds like organized hematoma, possibly calcified.Get a more detailed answer ›
I hit my shin very hard and it bruised and got swollen right away. One month after i hit it, i discovered a lump where i hit it. It is kind of hurting and getting a litle bigger. What should I do?
Hematoma: Sometimes, after an injury to a bone there can be bleeding under the bone membrane (periosteum). The resultant hematoma will sometimes calcify and form a lump. As the blood breaks down, the hematoma can absorb water and enlarge. You should consider having it checked out by your doctor if it continues to bother you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A couple months ago i slip on the stairs and hit my shin very hard it got bruise and swollen right I have a lump now that its kind of gettin biger?
Shin bump: This has to be evaluated by a doctor. You might need an x-ray also. ...Read more
I hit my shin very hard on the rim of my tub and now it's bruised. The bruise is very itchy and somewhat swollen. How do I relive this? Is it normal?
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
I hit my shin super hard on a rail on a shopping cart four months ago, it bruised to be dark purple and after a month and a half it slowly went away. I still have numbness in the side and it’s tender. There’s a hard displaced lump on my upper shin?
Bone contusion : It is possible you sustained a contusion to the bone itself, which produces symptoms similar to what you are describing. I would it hesitate to be seen and evaluated for it as there are other possibilities as well. ...Read more
I hit my shin pretty hard 5 days ago. It's sore but i can still walk. Today i've had bruising show up all the way down to my foot. Is it healing?
Bleeding: There was bleeding in the leg due to the injury. If the leg gets tight or numb, see a doctor. Otherwise, the discoloration should clear up in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
I hit my shin very hard, I have bruising two small cuts. Feels better elevated and with tight sock.. Could it be hairline fracture ? I'm on levothyroxin for hypothyroidism and hemophilia factor 8... Should i be worried?
17 year old healthy female softball player. Hit hard in shin 1 week ago by line drive. Large deep purple bruise appeared almost immediately. Now a wee?
I got hit in the shin with a softball hard! i'm a runner but am afraid to run on a bruised shin. What should I do?
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