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Deep Tissue Bruising
After car accident, have no external bruising but experiencing pain. Deep tissue bruising? Why does it itch? Seat belt caused injuries.
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
How long should incredible shoulder pain last from an impact injury to the shoulder that does not include broken bones i had a motorcycle accident 7 days ago i had an X-ray to rule out broken bones and was diagnosed with deep tissue bruising I have been k
Yes: If the masseuse was too rough.Get a more detailed answer ›
Medical jargon: Very little difference. In assessing a patient, I'd ask about pain severity, location, and quality. History would supply facts about how the injury was sustained. I'd visualize and palpate the area. If there was trauma and now there is pain to touch, one can assume deep tissue injury. If there is also visual color change, there is bruising. There is rarely one without some degree of the other. ...Read more
I was told that I had a deep tissue bruise in my calf about 7 years ago. It feels pretty similar to a knot, no discoloration. Is this normal?
Received deep tissue massage to Lower back for muscle spasm. Now I have bruises on lower back from the massage - should I be concerned ?
29 yr old female, deep tissue aches in thighs & upper arms & blue-ish, purple bruises without injury, over a year.Mainly rite thigh. What could it be?
Muscle problem: Chronic, unprovoked muscle pain associated with unexplained bruising could be a serious problem. There are certain medical conditions that can cause this and would need to be investigated by your physician. There are blood tests that can narrow down the likely causes. Myositis is an example of a condition where the muscles can be painful or weak. ...Read more
RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by attempting to go "all out" to fast. ...Read more
Yes...but: Most bruises reflect extravasated of blood in the surface of the skin. Very common in pts. >65 y/o, females, pts. On anticoagulants ( warfarin, aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) aggrenox, Pradaxa ), pts with low platelets (petechiae). Bruises depending on the location, number, color are of value in forensic medicine to help victims from physical abuse death or alive where obviously subcutaneous tissue is injured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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