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Could A Black And Blue Mark On Your Back Indicate A Bruised Muscle Or A Broken Bone
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
I fell pretty hard the other day and now my left butt cheek hurts. No bruise just pain, walking , sitting. Is it all muscle or is it broken bone?
Bruise, probably: If you can bear weight, it is probably just a bruise. Barring something really rare, it is pretty hard for a young person to break your hip or your pelvis in a simple fall from the standing position. If the pain is not a lot better in a few days, get an x-ray. ...Read more
I GT a fracture 7 weeks back. i feel da bone is better but the biscep muscle is still bruised en as hard as a stone what should i do for it?
Hematoma: This is probably a hematoma (collection of blood) which will eventually resolve....Application of heat will hasten this process! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
My husband broke one of his back ribs. There is a large lump where the rib was broken. Is this the muscle swelling from the broken bone piercing it?
Unexplained lower back bruising and the pain feels worse than a broken bone.insides feel like its boiling.xrays are clean,high white blood cell count. Undiagnosed by physician,whats wrong with me? ?
If your PCP-: -is not able to dx your problem, see an orthopedic surgeon or spine surgeon for further eval. ...Read more
My chest is sore as if I bruised my chest bones, came on suddenly, I suspect just a sore muscle due to lifting heavy objects. Should I be seen?
Chest discomfort: It is more likely to be a rib cage distress if it's brought on or aggravated by a deep breath. A pinched intercostal nerve or muscle, which runs between two ribs or an inflamed joint at the junction of the breast bone and a rib can cause sharp pains and a tender spot. Inflammation of the lung lining or lung itself, and heart causes are much less likely. However if symptoms persist, see your MD ...Read more
it may mean that: Your foot got really bruised and it take a few weeks for hte bruisng to begin to go away but it is dependent upoi=n how much bruisng you started with , your general health and circulation, how swollen you were, how agresviley you iced or elvated to reduce swelling and bruising initially. And certainly of bruising is going away and then comes back then one needs to get reevaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies.: It varies from person to person and other factors, such as nature of the injury, etc. A typical range could be 2 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
Fracture: Your muscles haven't necessarily deteriorated but have decreased in their size due to the lack of use. When it comes to muscle, the saying "if you don't use it, you lose it" holds true. But no worries, if your fracture was treated correctly you should be able to make full recovery and regain your original muscle mass and strength. ...Read more
Fractured bone?: Both conditions are painful. On examination, both can be tender as well. The best way to differentiate is to get an xray. Some fractures may not show up on plain xray, but that is the best place to start. Occasionally, if xrays are not conclusive, but symptoms persist, other studies such as MRI can be helpful. Good luck! ...Read more
What can I take to ease a swollen heel whilst healing from a broken bone that's knitted but been told i can walk on it it's swollen and tender?
I had midfoot fracture 2 months back.Feel pain while walk, no pain if i press the area.Is this nerve or muscle or bone pain?
Pars fracture pops on right side when raising left leg after resting for a long time. Never does it back to back. Would that be bone or muscle or what?
Sound from lumbar: I think the popping is related to the instability of the lumbar level. ...Read more
Ie got bike accident and fall down under 20 feet. But my doctor said there is no bone fracture. Even then my back muscle got pain sometime? Help?
Muscular aches : And pain or soft tissue injuries can be just as painful then fractures. Consider otc alleve if no contraindication, if pain persists see a doctor. ...Read more
Injured foot 2 weeks ago, x-rays showed no fracture doctor said bone bruising. Swelling and pain still present with rest? Should i go back to doctors?
Had xray done on my lower back doctor said it was muscle damage a bone on my spine hurts to touch bruising over 1 week now how long to take to heal?
Who did U C? , an Md: or a DC? Muscles do not show up on X rays. More info needed. Was there an injury like a fall on Ur back or kicked in the back? This can injure or fracture the spinous processes. Get into C an ortho guy 4 eval. That's Ur best way 2 go. You may need more specific imaging. Photo is a 3-D CT reconstruction. Of a lumbar spine. A little much for Ur eval. ...Read more
I was doing some lifting yesterday. Now, back is slightly sore and some back muscles feel a little tender. Could this be a spine compression fracture?
Unlikely: Spinal compression fractures in people with normal bone density (like 16 yo males) are usually due to fall from height or rapid deceleration.They are also very painful. You probably just strained some muscles. Ice down your back for 20 minutes and avoid lifting for a couple of days. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Low back pain for 4 months, tender when touched, right on and around spine. Not pain just uncomfortable. Could it be bone CA? Or tense muscle?
I was sitting in the floor and a headboard fell across my left shoulder/neck. Can't hardly touch it now. Bruised muscle or fractured shoulder blade?
See doctor for: an examination and x ray. Ice it till you see the doctor, If severe pain go to ER. ...Read more
I have a sore muscle that I hurt or pulled playin soccer it's in the middle of my lower back between my hip bone on the left side it hurts 2 move 2 ?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more