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Do deep bruises from sports injuries last forever?

Do deep bruises from sports injuries last forever?

Depends what type: Most contusions are minor and heal quickly, without taking the athlete needing to be removed from the game. But, severe contusions can cause deep tissue damage and can lead to complications and/or keep the athlete out of sports for months. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner
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Sports Injuries (Definition)

A sports injury is a condition in which a person has some damage to his body caused by his participation in a sport. Sports injuries include overheating, dehydration, joint sprains, muscle strains, bone fractures, ...Read more


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Been dealing for 4 months with what I am pretty sure is just a bruised heel (sports injury). Anything else it could be? What kind of dr. Might i see?

Been dealing for 4 months with what I am pretty sure is just a bruised heel (sports injury). Anything else it could be? What kind of dr. Might i see?

Heel Pain: 4 months is long enough for self-rx, probably time to check in with your family practice or if that doesn't work a foot fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon. If you haven't done a heel cord stretching technique and tried at least 4 - 6 week break from running - you might try that first! wear and tear is much more difficult to cure as we age and if we continue to stress the body. ...Read more

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I've had a bruise on knee for almost a week from a sports injury, what to do?

I've had a bruise on knee for almost a week from a sports injury, what to do?

Ice.: There's not much to do for a bruise. They usually got away in about 2 weeks. Icing the knee, several times per day, may speed up the process. ...Read more

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Sports injury... How bad does it look. Right ankle, underneath my ankle bone is swollen and bruised?

Sports injury... How bad does it look. Right ankle, underneath my ankle bone is swollen and bruised?

Need xam & images: C an orthopedist 4 this. Without a hands on xam, & images the extent of the injury can not B made. ...Read more

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Does yoga usually help sports injuries?

Does yoga usually help sports injuries?

Yes!: Yoga is a great way to improve your strength and flexibility, both great ways to improve (or prevent sports injuries). Your local y or even your community center will offer low cost classes. There are different type of yoga the one called hatha yoga has movements that involves body movements and streching which helps. ...Read more

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Is not icing or taking medicine for sports injuries a bad idea?

Is not icing or taking medicine for sports injuries a bad idea?

Ice helps.: Icing and taking anti-inflammatory medications can only help virtually all sports related injuries. They both reduce pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture work with sports injuries?

Does acupuncture work with sports injuries?

Yes: Many of my patients have sports related injuries. I work with a military population so getting people back to full duty status as quickly as possible is important. It helps to control pain and shortens recovery time. ...Read more

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Can you get a ACL injury outside of sports injuries?

Can you get a ACL injury outside of sports injuries?

Yes: Any kind of twisting, cutting, pivoting, hyper extension, deceleration, etc type of mechanism can cause an acl injury. It does not have to happen during sports. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more