hello fellow badasses,
a little over a month ago, i fell on a box and hit my shin hard. it swelled and bruised badly, and the area eventually became hard and numb. i saw a doctor three weeks after it happened and she told me that she thought i chipped my tibia. she advised ibuprofen three times a day and a hot compress four times a day, and said the inflammation would go down three weeks later. however, five weeks after the injury, the area is still hard and discolored, and the scar from the initial cut is still numb. the inflammation doesn't seem to have gone down at all.
has anyone had an injury like this? how long did it take for the area to go back to normal? i'm just wondering if something else is going on.