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Bruised bone treatment?



My foot was pinned between two objects and I suffered what felt like bruising to the middle of my lower leg. There is a little discoloration but not much that looks like a bruise. It does not hurt at all unless I aggravate it by touching (grabbing my ankle, pressing on it) and it does not hurt to walk at all. However if I bump the area, or if I take ahold of it to put on a shoe or something, then I suffer sudden extreme pain. Could it be a bruised bone and if so, what should I do? The injury occured 11 days ago.


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Brian L Bowyer, MD Brian L Bowyer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University