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    Swelling and bruising around my foot and ankle caused by a shin injury?
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    JJTillman posted:
    I was taking infield practice last Tuesday (March 2nd) and got hit in the shin by a line drive. My shin swelled a little and was very tender to the touch which is to be expected, however my ankle on the same leg is now swollen and has turned purple on both and is filled with fluid. I can press in on the skin around my ankle and it leaves pretty deep impressions. It's been over a week and I wasn't sure whether or not I should be concerned.
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    _swank_ responded:
    The swelling and bruising in your ankle is probably from all the blood and fluid moving downward due to gravity. I got kicked in the shin a few years ago and had a massive bruise. I happened to be in the ortho doc's office for something else and he took an x-ray to make sure it was okay. No fracture or anything but it was well over a month before the bruise and soreness went away.


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