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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

Cold followed by hea: In the acute phase, right after the bruise, you should put cold compress on the area, intermittently for about four hours to lessen the bleeding and swelling. After the first day you should put hot/warm compresses to increase blood flow and resolve the injury. Do not take Aspirin or related medications in the acute phase. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

Muscle bruise Rx: Heat and gentle stretching exercises. When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ibuprophen or Naproxen - assuing you can safely take nsaids. ...Read more

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I am an avid rock climber. I have a bruised and swollen middle joint on my middle finger. What are the possible connective tissue injuries/treatments?

I am an avid rock climber. I have a bruised and swollen middle joint on my middle finger. What are the possible connective tissue injuries/treatments?

Rest: Rock climbing puts a lot of stress on the small tendons and joints in the hand. We really weren't designed to hang by our finger tips. The swelling and bruising is a sign of overuse or strain. I would recommend that you rest the hands until they feel better. This could take a few weeks! If the pain returns as soon as you start climbing again, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,

I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,

Repeat x-ray: I would recommend reevaluation with another x-ray -- this late type of pain after a remote injury can indicate damage to articular cartilage in the wrist in a number of different areas like the articulation between the the thumb metacarpal bone and another wrist bone called the trapezium -- repeat evaluation by an orthopedist specializing in hand is indicated ...Read more

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Treatment options for bruises? Thanks!

Treatment options for bruises? Thanks!

Warm compresses: Warm compresses and "tincture of time" are the only effective bruise treatments. More important is identifying their cause, unless it is obvious (i.e. An injury). Make sure the bruised person isn't being abused, or isn't developing bruises spontaneously, for no obvious reason. Such people need to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Red bruise like knots. What is the treatment for that?

Red bruise like knots. What is the treatment for that?

First the diagnosis: Red bruise-like knots could be bruises or a number of different skin conditions. One such condition, erythema nodosum looks like bruises and is painful. Erythema nodosum can be caused by infections, medications and inflammatory conditions in the body. Before knowing how to treat your condition, it needs to be diagnosed properly. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a bruised cervix?

What is the best treatment for a bruised cervix?

Bruised cervix: Pelvic rest is the best treatment in the absence of bleeding. See you doctor if you have not done so yet ...Read more

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Bruised tailbone symptoms. Heal time and treatment.?

2weeks-severl month: Coccydynia is diagnosed based solely on the symptoms and the examination findings of local tenderness. Rest, avoiding re-injury to the affected area, antiinflammation and pain medications can relieve symptoms. Some patients with persistent coccydynia are treated with local cortisone injection. Rarely, a surgical resection of the coccyx can be performed remove the irritated bony prominence. ...Read more

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My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

Hematoma: Your wife has a hematoma of the chest wall.
It hardens over several days and may turn black and blue. You can use warm soaks which may help resolution.. ...Read more

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Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Bruising Insect Bite: There are a number of types of insects that cause bruising through bites such as spiders, bed bugs, ticks and mosquitoes as well as stings from wasps, bees or scorpions. Treatment can be topical cortisone for itching and redness and bio oil for bruises. ...Read more

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Is cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metacarpals?

Is cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metacarpals?

Depends: A bone bruise, as opposed to a bone fracture, does not need to be put in a cast in the sense of protection from displacement. But a cast can be useful to control swelling, potentially help with pain, and may make the hand more functional while you are recovering. I certainly would discuss with your doctor the different options for immobilization that are available. ...Read more

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I have small nodules and severe bruising on both shins now for four months. What could this be and what would be the treatment?

I have small nodules and severe bruising on both shins now for four months. What could this be and what would be the treatment?

See derm: There are many things this could be but instead of worrying yourself with multiple diagnosis, make an appointment to see your dermatologist who might perform a biopsy to be sure. ...Read more

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Does the use of heat for treatment of general bruises/contusions the same as the use of it for treatment of "head" bruises/contusions or different?

Does the use of heat for treatment of general bruises/contusions the same as the use of it for treatment of "head" bruises/contusions or different?

Same: The principles are the same if you're referring to scalp contusions and not brain injuries. Of course with head injuries you have to be on the lookout for worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, etc which would raise the suspicion of associated brain injury. ...Read more

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Son has swelling and bruising at the tip of upper femur, treatment?

Son has swelling and bruising at the tip of upper femur, treatment?

See below: Is this the hip/femoral head area? If so, it could be a simple bruise but a fracture is a possibility as well. What was the mechanism of injury. If traumatic, an evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Is a cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metatarsals?

Is a cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metatarsals?

Yes: Ultimately anything that minimizes the stress in the bones will help give it time to heal (6-8 weeks) ...Read more

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Looking for treatment of a bone bruise on ball of foot?

Ice: And rest. Somethings just need time to heal. (i am assuming it is not broken.). ...Read more

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Bruise on leg from a fall on a scooter, what is the treatment how long does the pain last there is no swelling, just discoloration?

Bruise on leg from a fall on a scooter, what is the treatment how long does the pain last there is no swelling, just discoloration?

Pain: It depends whether you bruised your muscle oly or had a bone bruise as well. Initiallt iwould use ice packs to reduce the swelling. After 48 hours I would start using hot packs especially if you have only muscle involvement. A bone bruise may take up to 2 months to heal. Discolorationmay take up to a month to clear depending on how ectensive the bruise is. ...Read more

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Sex last night w/cock ring, today feel like a bruise within pubic mound when I stand. No pain to touch. Any thoughts on cause? Treatment? See a doc?

Was the cock ring: Too tight? On too long? I think you may find this information helpful - http://www. Sfcityclinic. Org/drk/menshealth22.asp. Read & decide if you need evaluation. ...Read more

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I have hurt both of my knees exercising. The entire knee hurts. They're not swollen or bruised no crunching but hurt a lot. What's the best treatment?

I have hurt both of my knees exercising. The entire knee hurts. They're not swollen or bruised no crunching but hurt a lot. What's the best treatment?

Rest: For overuse injuries it's best to take a break for a few days. Cold packs will help to reduce swelling and pain but be careful not to put frozen objects directly on the skin (bags of frozen peas work really well). You can also use an anti-inflammatory medication for a few days. ...Read more

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I recently overdosed. I took a months supply of abilify (aripiprazole). I received emergency treatment. Now I have a bruise on lower right belly. What do I do?

I recently overdosed. I took a months supply of abilify (aripiprazole). I received emergency treatment. Now I have a bruise on lower right belly. What do I do?

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See Physician for bruise on lower right belly.
Provide this information to Psychiatrist, discuss Day Treatment center, Medication, Therapy ...Read more

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Bruised lip treatment and healing time for 3 year old?

Bruised lip treatment and healing time for 3 year old?

No treatment: Healing time is several days to several weeks, depending on the size of the bruise. ...Read more

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Foot stepped on with soccer cleats now its bruised and swollen. What is the best treatment?

Foot stepped on with soccer cleats now its bruised and swollen. What is the best treatment?

RICE: Rest, ice, elevation, and compression (ace wrap). Anti-inflammatory medication like advil (ibuprofen) can help. If pain persists see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

What's the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Initially, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications are useful to help with the pain and swelling. It is normal for a jammed joint to be tender and swollen for up to 6 months. Exercises to increase your range of motion ate useful to work out the stiffness. ...Read more

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I would like to know the treatment for light bruises on my penis? Due to nails of my wife. How to quickheal them.

I would like to know the treatment for light bruises on my penis? Due to nails of my wife. How to quickheal them.

Can't: A bruise there is like a bruise anywhere else--it will take time (likely 7-10 days) to heal / resolve. ...Read more

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If finger is not swollen or bruised but hurts to bend what is most likely wrong? And what is treatment? Do I need to see a doctor?

If finger is not swollen or bruised but hurts to bend what is most likely wrong? And what is treatment? Do I need to see a doctor?

Doctors: Are often helpful.
Ok, with pain localizing the spot has implications. This is the joint, therefore an arthritis. can be just wear and tear but rheumatoid peak is in women in their 30's. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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