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What are the best ways to treat a deep muscle bruise

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
20 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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Massage, and alternating ice and heat.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
40 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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Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Pain for week: See Dr. and get an eval. Best wishes to you.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
53 years experience Urology
Go back: You should go back to the dentist that worked on you.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 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. Gurpreet Sandhoo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Imaging studies need: See your doctor for physical exam and x ray. Only x ray or CT exam can confirm if you have a fracture.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Bruise: Do you have a history of frequent "random bruises"? If so, the muscle soreness may not be related. The shooting pains are characteristic of nerve irri ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest discomfort: It is more likely to be a rib cage distress if it's brought on or aggravated by a deep breath. A pinched intercostal nerve or muscle, which runs betwe ... Read More
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