I'm 17 and during my sophomore year, I sustained an injury whilst playing soccer during my physical education class. I was defense and this boy was coming straight at me with the ball. I went straight at him and succeeded to steal the ball from him, however, our legs collided as my leg was going forcibly towards one way and his towards the opposite. In short, his tibia collided with mine at full force in opposite directions. It was EXCRUCIATING. I've only cried two times in my life because of pain and I did that day. The Phys Ed. teacher didn't really pay attention to me and I had to continue playing while I was limping, unable to bear weight on my right leg. A half hour later, there was a huge bruise and large bump on where I had been hit. The bump and bruise were 3 inches in length and 1 1/2 inches in width. A could not bear weight on that leg for a week and a half and simply touching the area would be very painful. The coach there thought I was being a baby and after being excused for one day, he made me participate in the class the next. it was horrible. I was slightly bumped in the same area ( I was defense again) and omg it was hell. That happened like 1 and half years ago and the bump( although slightly lower than it was), is still there. It's very hard and will obviously not go away. The bruise did fade but when seen closer, the area has slight purple/greenish tint. Was this definitely a bone bruise? And why is there that hugh lump under my skin that's as hard as the bone surrounding it?
Also, a few weeks later after that injury, this kid in my class swinger his hockey stick pretty high and hit me in the same spot but in the other leg. It was not as painful as the other and I could bear weight, but the small bump it left and the faded greenish tint is still there.
Yesterday, I had my leg next to that bump against the bathtub, and suffered an obvious bruise that has left yet another very hard lump under my skin that's 1 inch in length.
It seems that every injury I sustain in my lower legs leaves a forever lump.
Also, the first injury is still slightly sore to touch it pressed down too hard.
If I get an x-ray, will those bumps/lumps show or is it a waste of time? I never got an X-ray.
NOTE: In two of the three injuries/bumps, complete sensation was not regained.In the largest of them, it was 100% numb for three weeks following the incident. up to this date, there is still numbness in the center of the site.