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Katie lee smith
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Basically I was kicking my bag in school today and then I kicked the table my mistake and it was throbbing for a while and it has swelled up very big and it has been swelled for about 4 hours now and I don’t know if I need to go to the hospital can someone help please.
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You probably don't - just make sure you have full range of movement and see if the swelling goes down overnight - if it doesn't then you could always try a walk-in center. Chances are that you haven't actually broken it though but don't hesistate to get it checked out if you think otherwise.
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(Original post by Katie lee smith)
Basically I was kicking my bag in school today and then I kicked the table my mistake and it was throbbing for a while and it has swelled up very big and it has been swelled for about 4 hours now and I don’t know if I need to go to the hospital can someone help please.
It's more likely something like a sprain, strain or big bruise. If you didn't hear a crack, are capable of moving it, it isn't pointing an odd direction and you don't have any sort of numb or tingling sensations you shouldn't need to do anything immediate.

If it seems to fit the criteria for a break try to do something about it tonight. That could be visiting a walk-in/ urgent treatment/ minor injuries centre, calling 111, or visiting a late night pharmacy.
You should not need to go to A&E. They have more urgent things to be dealing with which means you will have to wait longer for them to get around to seeing you. It's better for you and them if you avoid A&E.

Assuming it doesn't seem like a break, what I would do is follow RICE (rest, ice, compression elevation) for tonight and go somewhere tomorrow. Or see if you have any late night pharmacies in your area (tesco pharmacy is usually open till 10) so you can get some advice there.

Tomorrow you can go to a pharmacy if you haven't already by then. They can take a look and tell you if it is something you need to see anybody else about. Most likely they will be able to help you treat it yourself. Pharmacy is a good first option because you can be seen immediately. You would have to wait to see a doctor anyway so seeing a pharmacist isn't wasting any time and could save you a trip and long wait somewhere else.

If it does not improve with self care or the pharmacist suggests you see somebody else you can call your GP surgery or visit a walk-in/ urgent treatment/ minor injuries centre to get it properly looked at and they can check there is no concern of it being broken. If they believe it could be broken they will send you onto the right people to check that out.


This link gives info on sprains and strains and RICE.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sprains-and-strains/

This link gives info and advice on potential breaks.
https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-que...broken-a-bone/
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(Original post by katie lee smith)
basically i was kicking my bag in school today and then i kicked the table my mistake and it was throbbing for a while and it has swelled up very big and it has been swelled for about 4 hours now and i don’t know if i need to go to the hospital can someone help please.
here is some advice..... Dont kick your bag
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