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How Long Does It Typically Take A Deep Bone Bruise To The Hand To Heal
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
2-4 weeks: It takes awhile for these types of contusions to heel completely...About 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Gradually return...: You may work your way back as your swelling/ pain decreases, you regain full motion, & strength. Also, expect that returning to certain activities may be more difficult than others. Part of this will be based on whether you have injured your dominant/non-dominant wrist & your position. If you have persistent symptoms, consider additional imaging, such as an mri, to r/o soft tissue injury. ...Read more
Several weeks: Several weeks in a healthy patients.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
2-4 weeks: Usually a bone bruise is a 2-4 week recovery. ...Read more
I got hit in the outer left wrist with a 90 mph fastball no fracture it could be a bone bruise. How long should I wait until returning to baseball?
Gradual return...: Work your way back into baseball as your swelling/ pain decreases &you regain full motion/ strength. You may also expect that returning to certain activities may be more difficult than others. Part of this will be based on whether you have injured your dominant/ non-dominant wrist & your position. With any persistent symptoms consider additional imaging, such as an mri, to r/o soft tissue inj. ...Read more
4 years ago- bad bone bruise and sprain of hand (Between thumb and first finger).Since then, if I use it a lot (writing)pain returns. What could it be?
Bone Bruise: Bone bruises are compression injuries. They can occur from falls, sports injuries and accidents. Bone bruises can be very painful and they often take weeks to several months to heal. As the injury needs time to heal, individuals with a bone bruise must cope with the discomfort during this time. ...Read more
I have a bone bruise on the base of my foot (1st metatarsal confirmed by bone scan) how long will it take to heal?
Hard to say: Bone contusions can be treated in a variety of fashions depending on location, symptoms, etc. Usually, we will treat these with a cast boot to immobilize and rest the foot, ice, antiinflammatories and limited standing/walking. In severe cases, non weightbearing (crutches) may be needed. Follow the instructions of your foot care physician. Dr. L. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for bone bruise around knee to heal? Should you avoid playing sports on it within the days following injury?
Bone bruise: A bone bruise may take up to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Healing Help: With injury to tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed slowly. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 to 8 weeks: Most rib injuries are fractures. Rib "bruises" are most likely fractures in which the ends fit together so well they can't be seen on xray. In most people, rib fractures heal completely in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required. ...Read more
I have a small tear in my ACL which caused a severe bone bruise. Its been 2 months, can't lock out my knee, have pain...How much longer to heal?
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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