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A 70-year-old female asked:

Hit forehead with cupboard door 1 mo. ago. no bruise/bump, just tender. no other symptoms. it does not bother me unless i massage my forehead and the area is still a little tender. is this normal?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Pain: Two nerves travel from your eye sockets to the top of your head: supratrochlear nerve and suprorbital nerve. Likely one of these nerves got some damage. That is a neuropraxia which is common from blunt trauma. The nerve sheath takes some time to repair, and that can cause some persistent pain.
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