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How to heal a leg fracture?

How to heal a leg fracture?

See below: Not all fracture are alike, but routine injury we apply cast on, for about 6 weeks if we see some healing we moving to movable and they could weight on it then some physical therapy to back in shape all together it about 12-16 weeks. ...Read more

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How to heal a swollen ankle?

How to heal a swollen ankle?

?injury: If it's a sprain, rest,elevation,cold applications and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen are recommended. Don't resume normal activities until all pain and swelling subsides. ...Read more

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How can you quickly heal a bruised ankle?

How can you quickly heal a bruised ankle?

Bruised Ankle: To quickly heal a brusied ankle, use the r.I.C.E pneumatic: rest, ice, compression and elevation. I would also take an anti inflammatory to reduce the swelling even further. ...Read more

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How to treat a bruised heel?

How to treat a bruised heel?

Offloading/No weight: Hi, Usually the best treatment for a bruised heel weather its a soft tissue or bone bruise to the area is to Offload the area and rest it from the usually forces that go through it during weight bearing and gait. The use of a CAM walker can be helping in reducing the majority of pressure along the heel and help you maintain your everyday activity. It may be necessary to fully Offload + crutches. ...Read more

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How to heal a pulled hamstring?

How to heal a pulled hamstring?

It depends: on whether the tear is at origin/insertion versus intra-muscular. Please see a professional who will do a thorough exam and possible diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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How to heal a swollen toe?

How to heal a swollen toe?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the toes can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to heal from a "spiral" fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

How much time does it take to heal from a "spiral" fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

Be patient...: Any fracture that occurs takes 6-8 weeks to heal and a year to completely remodel. The fibula is a Non weight bearing bone, so it heals well barring any complications. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to heal from a spiral fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

How much time does it take to heal from a spiral fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

Fracture: bone typically takes between 6-8 weeks to heal itself. primary healing is faster - through surgery - the fracture is reduced, fixated and heals 4-5 weeks. secondary healing is slower - the bone is not fixated - may be casted, the body forms a blood clot that calcifies and becomes bone. 6-8 weeks ...Read more

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How can you heal a fractured elbow?

How can you heal a fractured elbow?

Immobization: Fractures heal best when they are stabilized. Some fractures can be stabilized with a cast ot splint, while some require surgical stabilization with plates and screws or pins. It all depends on the location and severity of the fracture. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

6-8 weeks: If known to be only bruised, function usually returns in 6-8 weeks. If partially or totally cut or crushed, surgical repair may be necessary. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised ligament in th knee take to heal?

How long does a bruised ligament in th knee take to heal?

3-6 weeks: Knee sprains or strains generally take 3-6 weeks to heal. Tears often require more detailed treatment. ...Read more

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Bruised from roller skating, what can I do to heal the bruise quickly?

Bruised from roller skating, what can I do to heal the bruise quickly?

Rest: Bruises are best treated with ice, compression and rest. The ice when used quickly will reduce local tissue swelling and ongoing damage. Beyond the acute phase it simply will take time. The length of time depends on the amount of soft tissue damage. ...Read more

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How to heal a fractured toe quicker?

You can't: Time heals all wounds. About six weeks give or take two weeks in either direction. If your a smoker i'd stop. ...Read more

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"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

Get weight off foot.: Contusion(bruise) metatarsal requires weight to be removed from forefoot. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Padding the forefoot with relief beneath the effected metatarsal is the easiest. ...Read more

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How long will my calf muscle take to heal after a puncture wound?

How long will my calf muscle take to heal after a puncture wound?

Depends: Uncomplicated, it will heal in a week or two. The possible inhibitors to healing are, infection, foreign body in the wound, and depth of the wound. If not better soon, or if there is redness, drainage, fever, get evaluated by your doc or wound care center. ...Read more

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I have severe bruising in my thigh about 5cmx4cm. Very purplish black in color. How can i heal it quickly?

I have severe bruising in my thigh about 5cmx4cm. Very purplish black in color. How can i heal it quickly?

Bruise healing: Bruises result from trauma to small blood vessels under the skin. When they rupture, blood leaks out into the surrounding tissue, leaving a painful (usually) red mark. As the blood ages and the body resorbs the leak, bruises change color (red, to purple, brown and yellow/green). Bruises will disappear on your body's timeline. ...Read more

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What underlying causes would give me unexplained bruising on my hips, thighs, knees and ankles, that take 3 or more weeks to heal?

What underlying causes would give me unexplained bruising on my hips, thighs, knees and ankles, that take 3 or more weeks to heal?

Bruises: Bruising in multiple areas in the absence of trauma warrant some blood tests to determine if you have a clotting disorder or other abnormality of the blood. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscles, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per day. So for long nerves, this could involve months. ...Read more

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My mother hit me with a belt and I have giant bruises and knots on my leg..What can I do to help them heal?

My mother hit me with a belt and I have giant bruises and knots on my leg..What can I do to help them heal?

Domestic violence: You need to get out of your home and somewhere that you will be safe. You will need to make a police report. Go now to an emergency care facility and tell them what has happened. Be strong and do what you know you must. Otherwise, next time it may be a knife or firearm. ...Read more

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I fell 2 weeks ago & badly bruised my leg above my ankle. It still hurts, is red & a bit swollen & has a slight bump. Will it heal on its own?

I fell 2 weeks ago & badly bruised my leg above my ankle. It still hurts, is red & a bit swollen & has a slight bump. Will it heal on its own?

Heat should help.: The bruise color should be about green or yellow now. That is good. The pain should be going down. That is good. At this point I would apply heat. A wet towel warmed up in a microwave would do fine. If things don't improve after the heat then seek professional advice. ...Read more

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I have had a large (over 1") purple bruiselike ring on my left hip for over a week that is starting to heal and tonight i now have the same ring bruising on my right lower leg (backside close to knee). I am wondering how concerned I should be about these/

I have had a large (over 1") purple bruiselike ring on my left hip for over a week that is starting to heal and tonight i now have the same ring bruising on my right lower leg (backside close to knee). I am wondering how concerned I should be about these/

Possibilities.: While the description sounds like a resolving bruise, I wonder why you are bruising if you had no trauma? It would be good to have a primary care doctor hear your story and possibly order some blood work. Document the spots, locations and take a clear digital picture of them when they occur to share with the provider. ...Read more

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1 leg has some veins that bruise easily & they are slow to heal (4-10 weeks). Why? No varicose veins. Non-smoker. Norm weight. Slight high platelets.

1 leg has some veins that bruise easily & they are slow to heal (4-10 weeks). Why?
No varicose veins. Non-smoker. Norm weight. Slight high platelets.

There are many: causes such as blood clotting disorder, leukemia, kidney disease , etc. See your doctor. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern about this contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Bruises on both inner thighs?

Bruises on both inner thighs?

Any injuries: Hard to say for sure. But i was wondering if there's any activity you do where you might irritate your thight - bike, specific exercise machine? Also i would wonder if you might be on certain nsaids or blood thinners which might cause easy bruising. You might want to get a blood test just to make sure there are no more serious issues going on. ...Read more

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What can I do for a deep thigh bruise?

What can I do for a deep thigh bruise?

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

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I have a bug bite or a bruise on my thigh what should i do?

I have a bug bite or a bruise on my thigh what should i do?

It depends: If bug bite/bruise is under the size of a dime, continue to observe. Follow up with doctor If the bite/bruise is larger than a dime, has red streaks coming from area or pus draining from site. ...Read more

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I wake up with bruises on my upper thighs. What could be the cause?

I wake up with bruises on my upper thighs. What could be the cause?

See derm: See dermatologist or hematologist for evaluation because there are several diseases that could cause this. ...Read more

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What could be causing my skin on my thighs to bruise after scratching it?

What could be causing my skin on my thighs to bruise after scratching it?

Trauma.: Low platelets, blood thinners, anti platelet medications (such as aspirin) and steroids can do it. If you are not taking medications, you need some blood tests to rule out blood disorders. ...Read more

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Bruises on the back and thighs but don't know how they got there. What to do?

Medical disorders : Usual reasons or injury , Aspirin intake and medications such as advil (ibuprofen) etc. If it recurs or happens frequently you need to be checked for bleeding and coagulation disorder's reasons of which are many and you need to consult with your doctor and have blood tests for such. ...Read more

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What causes a bruise to apppear on my thigh with no pain. It does not go away.

What causes a bruise to apppear on my thigh with no pain. It does not go away.

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I have a re a curing bruise on my inner thigh, doesn't hurt. Comes and gos?

Why do I have a re a curing bruise on my inner thigh, doesn't hurt. Comes and gos?

I do not know: Try to think if there is something you are doing that may be aggravating the area and causing a bruise periodically. Get eval if concerned. ...Read more