A member asked:

Can i return to playing tennis if i have a bone bruise? if i use an ankle brace? the doctor told me it was a very minor bruise and it was ok to play.

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Dr. Frank Holmes answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Likely yes: There are various types of bone bruises- some based on your history and exam and others confirmed with an MRI. Some on MRI actually represent small fractures. You should be able to return to tennis when you have minimal pain (1/10 or less), full range of motion, minimal swelling and normal function. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes

Answered 8/22/2016

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