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What is the best way to take care of a blue and black bruise?
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Ice & compression
Ice nd compression help alleviate the acute pain from a bruise.
A bruise is really what occurs visibly when there is underlying injury and bleeding. Warm therapy is contraindicated acutely as it will likely aggravate the situation and allow for more bleeding. Compression thwarts further bleeding and swelling by providing counter pressure.

In brief: Ice & compression
Ice nd compression help alleviate the acute pain from a bruise.
A bruise is really what occurs visibly when there is underlying injury and bleeding. Warm therapy is contraindicated acutely as it will likely aggravate the situation and allow for more bleeding. Compression thwarts further bleeding and swelling by providing counter pressure.
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