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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Muscle bruise Rx

Heat and gentle stretching exercises.
When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ibuprophen or Naproxen - assuing you can safely take nsaids.

In brief: Muscle bruise Rx

Heat and gentle stretching exercises.
When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ibuprophen or Naproxen - assuing you can safely take nsaids.
Dr. Robert Levine
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: And ...

Tho' your bruise has healed by now, next time you have physical trauma like that try some arnica.
It is a homeopathic remedy that works quite well for injured or overworked muscles. It can be taken orally and also in a cream or ointment rubbed over injured areas several times a day. There are no contraindications or known drug interactions.

In brief: And ...

Tho' your bruise has healed by now, next time you have physical trauma like that try some arnica.
It is a homeopathic remedy that works quite well for injured or overworked muscles. It can be taken orally and also in a cream or ointment rubbed over injured areas several times a day. There are no contraindications or known drug interactions.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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