A member asked:

I recently sprained my ankle and its bruised along my foot and up the side of my leg, any tips on how to reduce the bruising as quickly as possible?

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Dr. David Kahan answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Home therapy needed: I have to assume there are no broken bones. If this is not 100% true then a medical evaluation is needed before you do anything. Otherwise, by utilizing hot and cold contrast bath's this will help the bruising. You can either use a tub or just hot towel or heating pad and cold pack. Start with the hot for 3-4 minutes and then immediately cold for 3-4 minutes. Repeat 4 times, twice daily.

Answered 1/16/2016



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