U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 36-year-old male asked:

I just recently had a pretty bad knee injury about a week ago with bruising from my hamstring to my feet i've already seen a primary and orthopedic surgeon i'm just curious if using a sauna would be a good idea to help healing or woul that exacerbate?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
I would advise against its use at this current time.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 44 years experience
If the swelling is under control using a moist sauna, steam bath, with massage can help heal the hematoma.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jul 16, 2022

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.