Pain in left leg below knee and ankle is swollen. Could there be a break?

I was in a kickball tournament this last weekend and there was a play at the plate. I ended up hitting my leg on the play (not sure how), but almost immediately after, there was a bump the size of my hand bulging out of my leg. Similar to a plateau.

Slowly the bump dissappeared, but I could still feel that my leg wasnt the same size as my right leg and theres a small pain still where i got hit. It has been about 5 days since the collision.

Yesterday I went biking and didnt notice any discomfort, but when I got back I noticed my left ankle was puffy compared to my right. The pain is about 3 inches below my knee alongside my shin.

I've never had a broked bone before (that I know of) but I heard they hurt less than sprains, so maybe I dont know its broken...

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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It sounds like it could be a hematoma. Treatment is usually just RICE: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Stay off it for a few days, elevate it whenever you sit, ice it down, and you can throw an ace wrap bandage over it to control the swelling. If you're not taking any blood thinners like aspirin or coumadin, you should be fine. If it's not better after a few days, you can go to a doctor for a better evaluation.

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Nah, I've seen it in early 20's kids. Just a byproduct of more active lifestyles. Don't worry about it.

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I just got a bruise alongside the outside of my left foot starting from my heel halfway to my toes.

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Thanks.

I spoke with some other people and they said the same. My body's getting old

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