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

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 (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise, stretch, to improve range of motion, strength & endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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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?

No Bones About It: Them metatarsals is way down there where all that body weight ends up.That can hurt and walking on them unprotected could delay healing.Fractures definitely need a cast,but as far as you,the doctor must have seen that your injury was pretty serious, fracture or no fracture.And maybe was taking care in case there was a tiny one not picked up yet on x-ray. Anyways,there's a lot in there besides bone ...Read more

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Is a cast of the forearm to the tip of the fingers appropriate treatment for a bone bruise for the metacarpals?

Is a cast of the forearm to the tip of the fingers appropriate treatment for a bone bruise for the metacarpals?

Depends: That is a fairly extensive cast for a "bone bruise" as you put it. A bruise does not necessarily have to be immobilized at all; but sometimes we will to control swelling, improve function, or we are concerned there may be more to the injury. Don't hesitate to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Protect the area. Don't do things that hurt.
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Get the area X-rayed
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Follow the advice of the doctor and allow the area to heal
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I had impact with my had and a solid object at around 40 mph xrays show no break in bones and MRI revels bone bruise is a cast appropriate treatment ?

I had impact with my had and a solid object at around 40 mph xrays show no break in bones and MRI revels bone bruise is a cast appropriate treatment ?

Depends: A bone bruise, in and of itself does not need to be protected in a cast the way a fracture would; but casts csn be helpful to control swelling and pain from a bone bruise, and potentially improve function. ...Read more

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27 year old female..Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb.My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion.Treatment?

27 year old female..Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb.My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion.Treatment?

Conservative : Treatment- nsaids, warms packs /ace wrap application, physical therapy, immobilization with a brace.The small fluid accumulation may resolve by itself otherwise it needs to be drained if it builds up. Follow up with ur orthopedic. Best wishes! http://reference.Medscape.Com/article/90068-treatment#showall. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Follow weightbearing orders
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Eat well
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Follow physician instructions
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Follow up as directed
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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more

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