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I got a large bruise on my shin 5 days ago (and some swelling) and now my ankle and foot are swollen. Do I need an x-ray? Should I see a doctor?


Hi there,

You have to understand that bruising on your foot can cause more reaction than the pain. The swelling is not that abnormal, it simple means that this is not a simple injury. Can you tell me more about your injury? How did you get the bruise on your shin? Are you able to move your finger on your foot without any pain? There is a chance that your joint might be affected as well here. My suggestion is to see your doctor to find if you had any fractures in your foot because this is possible. I hope that this was helpful in any way.  


All the best