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What should I do with a bone bruise?

What should I do with a bone bruise?

Rest it: A bone bruise typically refers to trauma to the layer that covers the bone, the periosteum. This layer will swell and cause pain when traumatized. There is no specific treatment to accelerate the healing, but use ice the 1st 24 hours to reduce the swelling then heat may feel good. Antiinflammatories and staying off the affected bone as much as possible may help too. ...Read more

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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


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What should I do for a shin bone injury?

What should I do for a shin bone injury?

See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see if i think i may have fractured a bone in my foot?

What kind of doctor should I see if i think i may have fractured a bone in my foot?

An Orthopod or a: Ankle/foot specialist. Generally these are undisplaced so a cast/splint maybe all you need, but if its displaced or gets so, then you might need it treated surgically. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have a rib fracture or just bruising?

How do I tell if I have a rib fracture or just bruising?

You cannot: With exam and xrays it is possible to determine most of the time. Some do not clarify for a few weeks and bone resorption at the fracture becomes obvious. Both hurt a lot! ...Read more

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What should I do with a broken leg?

What should I do with a broken leg?

Pool exercise: Swimming is great to rehab after cast is off or incision have healed. Always as your activity decreases, adjust your diet accordingly work on your range of motion as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What should I do with a broken toe nail?

What should I do with a broken toe nail?

Remove: The broken part and let a new one grow back. Let your podiatrist do it, not you. ...Read more

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What should you do with a fractured clavicle?

What should you do with a fractured clavicle?

It depends: The treatment of clavicle fractures has evolved quite a lot over the last decade. The orphic peaty community used to believe that everyone did well as long as their fracture healed. We now know that is not the case. There are many instances where surgery is needed to realign the fracture fragments. That being said, a number of fractures are still managed in a sling, without surgery. ...Read more

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What should I do about a bruised tail bone?

What should I do about a bruised tail bone?

Coccygodynia: This condition can be very painful. It can also linger for a while. Generally a course of anti-inflammatories, relative rest and physical therapy can help improve the pain. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a soft tissue injury in wrist?

What should I do if I have a soft tissue injury in wrist?

Ice: Ice for the first 24 hours. Immobilize with some type of velcro splint. These can be purchased at any drug store. ...Read more

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What should I do with a heel spur?

What should I do with a heel spur?

Heel pain: If you are having heel pain it could be cause by plantar fasciitis. This is a ligament type band on the bottom of the foot. Heel spurs normally do not cause pain by themselves unless they fracture. Start with some stretching and wearing supportive shoes. See your podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bruised vertebrae with swelling, what to do?

I have a bruised vertebrae with swelling, what to do?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression (binder) and elevation. NSAIDS can also help. Limit strenuous activities for work and play (including weight bearing exercise) until symptoms improve, then gradual return to activity. ...Read more

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How to know if I have fracture or a bone bruise?

How to know if I have fracture or a bone bruise?

X-rays: While physical examination may reveal an exquisite point of tenderness along a bone, this may be due to a contusion along the lining of the bone (i.e., the periosteum). X-rays (radiographs) will help distinguish if a bone is bruised or fractured. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a fracture or just a bruise?

How can I tell if I have a fracture or just a bruise?

Xray: If you suspect you may have fractured a bone, seeing a physician and getting xrays are the best ways to differentiate a break from a bruise. ...Read more

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What should I expect when I have a broken bone?

Depends: where? Which bone? Swelling, pain, distortion, Improvement and healing over 6-8 weeks!! ...Read more

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Do i need to see someone about bad bruising and a lump?

Do i need to see someone about bad bruising and a lump?

Hematoma: You probably substained an hematoma (accumulation of blood under the skin) generally warm compress and light compression will gradually resolve the discoloration of thee hematoma. ...Read more

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What can I do about a tail bone injury and pain?

What can I do about a tail bone injury and pain?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a forearm bone bruise or fracture?

X-ray : If u have sustained a forearm fracture most times you will know it w/ deformity, crepitus ( crunching sound), and pain. Occassionally non- displaced fx.S'( esp.The ulna) can result from a blow( nightstick) and cause pain only. Ap/ and lateral x-rays will detect the fracture.Mri scans( which are not needed) but occ. Obtained by non- orthopedists may show a contusion or bone 'bruise'.Gl! ...Read more

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)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more