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What are the best ways to treat a deep muscle bruise?

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In brief: See below

Massage, and alternating ice and heat.

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Massage, and alternating ice and heat.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Mark Galland
Rest, ice, compression - You may also find e-stim or therapeutic ultrasound useful These typically have to be prescribed by a physician in the form of physical therapy or a TENS unit.
Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Heat, rest

Heat, rest, and inti-inflammatories are your best bet for a muscle bruise.
Also, avoid activities that aggravate the injury. You can then gradually advance your activities as the pain allows. If it does not get better, you can consider physical therapy for stretching and modalities such as ultrasound (heat therapy).

In brief: Heat, rest

Heat, rest, and inti-inflammatories are your best bet for a muscle bruise.
Also, avoid activities that aggravate the injury. You can then gradually advance your activities as the pain allows. If it does not get better, you can consider physical therapy for stretching and modalities such as ultrasound (heat therapy).
Dr. Matthew Enna
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