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What should I do with a bone bruise?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Bone bruise

Avoid additional trauma and "tincture of time", ususally for 4-6 weeks.

In brief: Bone bruise

Avoid additional trauma and "tincture of time", ususally for 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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