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How long does it usually take for a bruised muscle to heal?

How long does it usually take for a bruised muscle to heal?

Bruised muscle: It depends on the severity of the bruise and the amount of tissue that is bruised. Healing may take a few weeks to months to completely heal. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What are the main symptoms of a bruised muscle?

Well...: There will be a history of trauma to the area. If it's a deeper muscle the only symptom may be pain upon using the muscle or pushing on it. If it's more superficial you may see a bruise show up and you may see swelling in the area. ...Read more

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Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Imaging studies need: See your doctor for physical exam and x ray. Only x ray or CT exam can confirm if you have a fracture. ...Read more

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What is the best way to apply heat on a bruised muscle?

What is the best way to apply heat on a bruised muscle?

No best way?: I guess there is no "best" way. Use common sense. Heat some water not to the point of burning the skin. Get a small towel or large gauze get it wet with the warm water and apply it over the diseased area. If that cools too fast warm it up more. If you have a heating pad just wrap it with some sort of cloth or linen so you don't apply the plastic of it directly over the skin. Avoid ointments under. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat bruised muscle in your knee?

What are the best ways to treat bruised muscle in your knee?

R.I.C.E.: Initially, rice (rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), and elevate). After the bruising has been stopped, warm, moist heat, physical therapy, massage, and range of motion exercises. Depending on what specifically is bruised, additional therapies may be prescribed. ...Read more

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I have cherry size lump feels bruised about a inch under the left side of my collerbone like a bruised muscle but I never hit it on anything?

I have cherry size lump feels bruised about a inch under the left side of my collerbone like a bruised muscle but I never hit it on anything?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doc to see if this is what you have. Peace & good health.. ...Read more

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Had an ultrasound scan for lump and pain in groin on left hand side, told its bruised muscle and to see my gp. What can be the problem its not hernia?

Had an ultrasound scan for lump and pain in groin on left hand side, told its bruised muscle and to see my gp. What can be the problem its not hernia?

Lymph node: Inguinal masses are typically either hernia or adenopathy, a swollen lymphatic mass. Groin ultrasound or even ct abdomen/pelvis will reveal the specific finding... ...Read more

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How long does it take a muscle bruise to heal?

How long does it take a muscle bruise to heal?

Depends on severity: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a deep muscle bruise to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a deep muscle bruise to heal?

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

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How long does bruising to the superior oblique eye muscle take to heal?

How long does bruising to the superior oblique eye muscle take to heal?

Varies: Superior oblique muscle bruising is an ophthalmic diagnosis, therefore your eye doctor that diagnosed it; is best to ask. Superior oblique can get scarring and cause brown syndrome with double vision that is hard to treat. Must consult a local ophthalmologist on this. ...Read more

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Had xray done on my lower back doctor said it was muscle damage a bone on my spine hurts to touch bruising over 1 week now how long to take to heal?

Had xray done on my lower back doctor said it was muscle damage a bone on my spine hurts to touch bruising over 1 week now how long to take to heal?

Who did U C? , an Md: Or a DC? Muscles do not show up on X rays. More info needed. Was there an injury like a fall on Ur back or kicked in the back? This can injure or fracture the spinous processes. Get into C an ortho guy 4 eval. That's Ur best way 2 go. You may need more specific imaging. Photo is a 3-D CT reconstruction. Of a lumbar spine. A little much for Ur eval.
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I have a sore muscle in my thigh above my knee. It is tender to the touch & sore when walking. Aches at times when sitting. Any concern of blood clot?

I have a sore muscle in my thigh above my knee. It is tender to the touch & sore when walking. Aches at times when sitting. Any concern of blood clot?

Probably not: Blood clots usually form in the deep vessels of the leg. They can cause pain behind the knee and they often cause leg and ankle swelling. It sounds like you have a muscle strain, not a blood clot. Birth control pills do increase the risk for blood clots so it is important to stay active and not smoke. If you have swelling in one leg/ankle then it is a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you bruise a muscle and if you can how long to heal?

Yes and depends: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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I tore a tendon/ muscle on my left foot. Had gone for treatments. Foot still feels tender when I stand or walk. How long before foot heals.

I tore a tendon/ muscle on my left foot. Had gone for treatments. Foot still feels tender when I stand or walk. How long before foot heals.

Depends: How long it takes a tendon/muscle injury (sprain, strain, etc.,) to heal depends on how serious the injury is. Since you have needed therapy, then the injury is not a minor one. It is also more noticeable because the injury occurred on your foot, which you have to use to walk. (An injured little finger, is easier to deal with, since you don't have to use it as often). Your Doc can tell you best. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to take care of bruised ribs, (or muscle around the ribs)?

What are the best ways to take care of bruised ribs, (or muscle around the ribs)?

Rest: Rest, warm compresses to area, deep breathing exercises to prevent pneumonia from occurring. Topical herbal poultices can be helpful for pain and speeding recovery. I get good results with recovazon topical gel. Check my website for details www. Medac4u.Com. ...Read more

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I bruise easily and very badly. With knotting in the muscles in the bruise. I'm 39 ys old is there a vitimin I can take for this?

I bruise easily and very badly. With knotting in the muscles in the bruise. I'm 39 ys old is there a vitimin I can take for this?

Before: Taking any vitamins please check and find out whether you have a bleeding tendency. See your doctor. These are simple tests... ...Read more

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Can stretching the thigh muscles, in yoga class, cause bruising? I keep finding bruises on my thigh the day after I take class.??

Can stretching the thigh muscles, in yoga class, cause bruising? I keep finding bruises on my thigh the day after I take class.??

Yes: Excessive stretching may in theory cause rupture of small vessels leading to bruising. You should however see a doctor for an evaluation for a possible underlying bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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I fell and hit my spinous process and surrounding muscles on the corner of a cupboard handle. Initial pain 6/10. No obvious bruising yet however it feels bruised. How long will my pain last? What could I have done?

I fell and hit my spinous process and surrounding muscles on the corner of a cupboard handle. Initial pain 6/10. No obvious bruising yet however it feels bruised. How long will my pain last? What could I have done?

Contision: The pain may last for 4-6 weeks. Treat it symptomatically with cold then warm packs. A medication such as Advil used briefly over 5 days may help. There are also topical anti inflammatories. If you are unable to walk or loose control of your bowel or bladder be seen. Most physicians do not like to image that area due to radiation to your pelvis. All the best. ...Read more

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Bone contustion from a car accident on dec 16, 2013. How long is healing process? And now when my bruised bone throbs I get a tight muscle in arm.

Bone contustion from a car accident on dec 16, 2013. How long is healing process? And now when my bruised bone throbs I get a tight muscle in arm.

It's relative.: People's tolerance to pain and road to recovery varies. It could vary from few weeks to months. God bless u! http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/chronic-pain-relief. ...Read more

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Can manual therapy that leaves a bruise 6 inches long but no pain to the calf have bruised blood vessels in the muscle?

Can manual therapy that leaves a bruise 6 inches long but no pain to the calf have bruised blood vessels in the muscle?

Some people bruise..: ....Easily. It depends on meds u may b on. Asa, nsaids, etc....U may b one of those. I recently added 2 my tattoo collection ; bruised significantly not from the needle but from the grip of the artist. Discoloration, no pain. If u can c it, it is not in the muscle but the sub-q tissue. If in the muscle it would b contained in the compartment and not b visable. ...Read more

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Have a pain in my right side, mid ribcage. Feels like a muscle strain or bruised rib but feels swollen. Hurts when sleep on side or take deep breath.

Have a pain in my right side, mid ribcage. Feels like a muscle strain or bruised rib but feels swollen. Hurts when sleep on side or take deep breath.

Pleurisy?: This is an area of inflammation in the lining around the lung. Usually doesn't last more than several minutes. If persistent, sounds like it would be reasonable to see your primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I pulled my groin/inner thigh playing soccer after a long sedentary period and the injured muscles have started bruising. Should I go see a doctor?

I pulled my groin/inner thigh playing soccer after a long sedentary period and the injured muscles have started bruising. Should I go see a doctor?

Yes.: It is not possible to properly diagnose the extent of the injury without a physical examination, even in the digital age. If there is bruising tracking down the leg, the muscle is at least partially torn. Evaluating range of motion and extent of ecchymosis as well as palpation of the tissue is necessary to make the correct diagnosis and to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I have haitas hernia what pain pill can I take for sore muscle?

Hi I have haitas hernia what pain pill can I take for sore muscle?

Not sure: Hiatal hernia's typically do not cause muscle soreness. Often it does not cause any symptoms at all, but if it does, usually it is similar to acid reflux like symptoms. These symptoms can be prevented by avoiding large or heavy meals, staying upright after eating, loosing weight if this is needed, and stopping smoking. Sometimes people need to use acid lower medications too. ...Read more

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Began as discomfort in left elbow. Tender with pain in arm muscles when I use arm. Age 66. Good health. Take BP med. Shoulder bursitis history. Heart?

Began as discomfort in left elbow. Tender with pain in arm muscles when I use arm. Age 66. Good health. Take BP med. Shoulder bursitis history. Heart?

Tennis elbow: You could have inflammation of the radial nerve as it passes over the elbow. A sling and some anti inflammatories may help. However if it does not improve then see a physician as it may require an injection to clear it up ...Read more