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Bruises On Legs That Do Not Hurt
Wear low heels.: Sounds like you may have plantar fasciitis and possibly a tight gastrocnemius muscle/tendon. Avoid going barefoot, wearing flip flops, or any flats (sandals, bedroom shoes, etc.) and wear low heeled shoes to reduce the strain on your calves and plantar fascia. If this doesn't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Distal extremities: Take the brunt of minor trauma and are more prone to bruising than proximal extremities and the trunk. However at your age it is not that common unless you are continually traumatizing your legs through sporting activities or in the workplace. If neither then consult your doctor for blood count and platelets. ...Read more
Fell over and hurt leg. My shins a little bit bruised and quite pain full can only put a little weight on it. Is shin cracked?
Not likely: If it's just bruised, it will take a day or two to resolve. If you still can not bear weight after 3 to 4 days, or the leg is deformed or clicking, then see an orthopedist. ...Read more
My mom has this bruise on he lower leg nd its getting bigger and darker it hurts to the touch and jus in general but its hard also?
Leg bruise: Sorry to hear about your Mom's problem. Your question is? ...Read more
I had a bruise on my leg typical black and blue. Now it feels like a bump but it doesn't hurt or anything. Should I consult a doctor?
If size & symptoms: It is possible that you developed some scar tissue in the area, I would advise you see your primary care physician if it increases in size, changes color, painful, or warm to the touch. ...Read more
I have a lump on my right outer thigh under a bruise. Its hurts to even touch it. And my leg is very warm all the time. Should I get seen?
Yes you should:
A painful lump under bruises can be just collection of blood or injured muscle but because its red you want to make sure its not infected so its better to have it checked
good luck ...Read more
Hi I have 2 spot 1 on each leg it looks like bruises their round. Its hurts us I touch not swalowing. But don't remember getting hurt. Emergency?
Yesterday I scratched my lower back thigh, and it resulted in a deep, dark bruise on my leg. My leg aches and hurts now. Should I get it checked out?
I am a 30 yr female. I hav been getting bruises on my legs since 2 months now. Initially I ignored thnkng I hurt me without knowing but its too regular.
I've had a marble sized bump on my leg for months now and it hurts like a bruise when touched or pressure is applied to it Started purple now it's red?
Exam needed: A physician would have to examine this lesion in order to make a diagnosis. Have it checked since it's been present so long, is tender and has changed color. ...Read more
What is going on with my leg? I felt a small tare in my groin area on my left side, I have been icing for about 24 hours and now my knee is starting to hurt and bruise as well as my groin increasing in pain.
I: I wonder if you had an injury to a vein or a blood vessel. A hernia is also a possibility. The symptoms are concerning for a vascular problem or hernia and I would urge you to seek immediate medical attention. If you had leg swelling or pain, fever, vomiting, or shortness of breath then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
Bone bruise: You may have a bone bruise, but after 9 months have a podiatrist or your doctor evaluate it ...Read more
I have had two bruise looking bumps on upper leg for about three weeks. It doesn't hurt or itch. Feels like there something hard inside.
Go see ur Dr and: Get checked for possible blood disorder erc. Take care! ...Read more
Fell down 4 weeks ago. Knee didn't hurt then but leg was very bruised. Now knew hurts really bad and makes a pop noise anytime it bends.
Went for a run and the front bone in my leg started to hurt, felt bruised...It was my fourth day running. What does that pain/discomfort mean?
I fell and hurt my ankle last Sunday. It swelled immediately. It's bruised up my leg. Now I have a tingly feeling. I feel as if it needs support.
Ankle sprain: Rest, ice, compression (wrap), elevation (RICE) recommended for this injury early on. If you can bear weight without too much pain = good sign. Support =good thing, an ankle stirrup brace or lace up brace can be helpful (avail at drugstore). Gentle range of motion exercises (foot up/down, side to side) helpful. Bruising very common, should fade. OTC advil/aleve. No better in 1 week, get eval. ...Read more
I've constantly got bruises on my legs, no memory of banging it. Just constantly all diff sized bruises... They don't hurt to touch they just appear?
I got kicked in the shin in gym class a week ago and I have a small dark bruise. It doesn't hurt to walk, but the slightest tap on the leg hurts badly?
Deep bruise: Sounds like something the body will resolve over the next few weeks. The bruise may turn dark purple to more blue green as it is healing. Try not to re-injure the area. ...Read more
Someone help my knee really hurts and its making my whole leg hurt from my ankle up its bruised and swollen help?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I had an MRI done couple years ago on my right leg. Dr said it was a bruised bone. What is thay and it still hurts?
Ihave bruise on the back of my leg above and below the knee. I have pain on the outside of my knee and hurt it running in sports.
Bruises can occur: In the legs without very much of an injury/without remembering what the injury was. They generally get better within a few days. Hot water bottle can speed resorption of blood. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
Why is it whenever I move my leg my knee makes a very loud pop sound and hurts from the front like a burning sensation? With a small bruise in front.
I'm a skiier and the front side of my leg really aches. There are bruises on it, and when I move my feet, it really hurts. I can't put weight on it. Help?
Need to see doctor: You need an evaluation to make sure you do not have a hairline fracture. Call your doctor as he may want you seen in the er. ...Read more
I have had a bad bruise on my shin for just over a week now. There is still swelling and discoloured skin, every time I put weight on that leg it hurt?
BAD SHIN BRUISE:
KEEP THAT AFFECTED LEG ELEVATED AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.
IT WILL PROBABLY HURT FOR A FEW MORE DAYS, BUT AS LONG AS YOU KEEP IT RESTED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, IT WILL HEAL MUCH FASTER.
DID YOU PCP SEE IT?
BEST LUCK TO YOU.
AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more
I hit leg on a trailer hitch 10 days ago. It hurt was swollen and bruised but I could walk on it. Today my ankle is swollen and very bruised. It is starting to throb and hurt. Should I be concerned?
Delay no Longer.: Be concerned; be very concerned. Ten days has been more than enough time for an appreciable resolution. As it seems though, things are getting worse. This no time to be playing the "wait and see" game. Left untreated, the consequences could be catastrophic at worse. To remove all doubt, have the leg examined immediately. ...Read more
What does a sudden two lumps on the calf leg with a bruise marking mean? The bruise hurt the lumps don't.
Any trauma?: Need more info to be able to make any suggestions. Best to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
Hurt my leg just below knee hit against metal dumpster now there is a bruise and I feel like the pain is going up leg?
Acute trauma: This is not to be unexpected with the nature and location of your acute injury. Continue to ice it for twenty minutes 3-4 x / d. Using ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) can also help. The injury should be healed in 10-14 days. If it is not or it is getting worse or loss of function see your family doctor or go to an urgent care clinic. ...Read more
I noticed a huge bruise on my upper leg. I don't know how I got it. Don't hurt but looks nasty. Should I worry about this?
It will probably go away in a few weeks.
Now if you have 5 or 6 large bruises on the leg, you may have a problem that needs to be evaluated ...Read more
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