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A 24-year-old female asked:

i fell 2 weeks ago & badly bruised my leg above my ankle. it still hurts, is red & a bit swollen & has a slight bump. will it heal on its own?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Heat should help.: The bruise color should be about green or yellow now. That is good. The pain should be going down. That is good. At this point I would apply heat. A wet towel warmed up in a microwave would do fine. If things don't improve after the heat then seek professional advice.

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Last updated Apr 14, 2015

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