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Deep Tissue Bruise 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?
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
Rest: Rest, ice, sling, meds.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
Is there any way I can prevent bruising from juvederm injections? Bruises seem to take forever to heal on me, so i'd like to try to avoid them when I get my juvederm treatment. Do you have any advice for how to do that? .
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
Ice: And rest. Somethings just need time to heal. (i am assuming it is not broken.). ...Read more
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
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
Why might adult bruise very easily? Often have bruises on legs of unknown origin. Is ther treatment?
My 2 year daughter is limping an bruised the top part of her foot she doesn't want to put weight on it what is the treatment for this injuiry?
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
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
No treatment: Healing time is several days to several weeks, depending on the size of the bruise. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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