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i have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. what is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

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Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle bruise Rx: Heat and gentle stretching exercises. When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ibuprophen or Naproxen - assuing you can safely take nsaids.
Answered on Jan 17, 2018
Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
And ...: Tho' your bruise has healed by now, next time you have physical trauma like that try some arnica. It is a homeopathic remedy that works quite well for injured or overworked muscles. It can be taken orally and also in a cream or ointment rubbed over injured areas several times a day. There are no contraindications or known drug interactions.
Answered on Feb 2, 2017
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