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leg pain from injury

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  • Posted By: Jmacinth
  • February 18, 2007
  • 00:33 AM

Yesterday, I slipped on the ice getting into my car, and my left leg slid into the rocker panel of the car pretty hard. Initially there was a lot of pain, but it subsided somewhat. However, when I got home, the leg had started to swell considerably. But there wasn't any pain to walk on it. There is no bruising, just swelling. Today, about 24 hours later, there is some pain, however, I am able to walk on it without any additional pain. The swelling goes down somewhat when I elevate the leg, but gets worse when I stand. Did I break it, or maybe just bruise the bone badly, and need to give it time? I would go for an X-ray if it were any worse, but I really do not want to go to the emergency room and pay that expense, since it is on a weekend. Would it help to wrap it when I have to be on it?

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  • Generally for a broken bone there is no way you could walk on it. I would be very concerned if I could not walk on it. If there is no pain or limp or anything it's probably just bruised. Hopefully! Watch it carefully. If it gets worse definately go to a walk in clinic with x-ray facilities if you have them in your area, otherwise the ER.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 01:45 AM
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  • Use ice for inflammation and acute trauma. After swelling subsides, alternative between ice and heat. An antiinflammatory ointment like Traumeel or Arnica would be very helpful. Try to stay off it as much as possible. Find an acupuncturist who will help with the pain and promote healing.Visit www.acufinder.com for more info.Best wishes.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 03:51 AM
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