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what are the best ways to treat a deep muscle bruise

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Heat, rest: Heat, rest, and inti-inflammatories are your best bet for a muscle bruise. Also, avoid activities that aggravate the injury. You can then gradually ad ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience Trauma Surgery
Go see MD: After a week most minor injuries to the knee should be getting better. The possible injuries are extensive and need to be evaluated by an orthopedist, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on severity: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and m ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
R.I.C.E.: Initially, rice (rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), and elevate). After the bruising has been stopped, warm, moist heat, physical therapy, massage, a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Time & hygiene: Nail bruise will heal on its own unless it gets infected. Keep the area clean and time will take care of the bruise. If is becomes painful, swollen ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes. If it is-: -due to trauma or during exercise probably strain. But trauma can lead to a clot if. Only way to really determine is by duplex Doppler. This is a test ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest, ice, compress: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she d ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Splint: Cast or surgery ... Or do nothing. (not recommended).
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Weights and cardio: Cardiovascular exercise to trim the fat around the muscles. As far as actual exercises, light squats, leg presses, leg extensions, let curls, abducti ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
18 years experience Sports Medicine
Stretch, heat, meds: Alternate applying moist heat and ice to your back, otc topical anti-inflammatory creams, otc Motrin and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) and stretching exe ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Blauvelt
31 years experience Hand Surgery
Stretching: Stretching, manipulation by a therapist, massage by self or therapist, time...
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Leave alone: Or treat with warm compresses.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Usually RICE: I would recommend a combination of rest ice, compression and elevation depending on the severity of the injury it can take from 2-6 weeks to heal.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Cystic acne: Deeper acne or cystic acne may be treated with intralesional corticosteroid injections performed by a dermatologist. These treatments are particularl ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends : On what muscle is involved. If it is your deltoid muscle it will heal on its own with pt and time. If it is your rotator cuff tendon. Nothing short ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yeyes: Yes torn muscles can cause problems with spine. Everyone is born with sweat glands that function differently. See your doctor for an evaluation.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Acouple of easy things include warm, moist heat and stretching.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Heat and ibuprofen: A bruise over a vein is usually due to bleeding from the vein into the surrounding skin and subcutaneous tissue resulting in what is called a hematoma ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Ionithermie: Inner thigh is a tough area ionothermie helps these difficult areas. Use red algea serum locally daily for 6 weeks and ionithermie session once a week ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
PT and Time: Meniscal injuries (knee cartilage) injuries variably heal depending on where they are. The more peripheral ones (closer to the blood supply) may heal ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Friedman
60 years experience Radiology
Take some aspirin!: A simple analgesic should be enough. Nothing more complicated is indicated. Certainly not strapping or taping the chest.
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