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I fell 2 weeks ago & badly bruised my leg above my ankle. It still hurts, is red & a bit swollen & has a slight bump. Will it heal on its own?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry
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In brief: Heat should help.

The bruise color should be about green or yellow now.
That is good. The pain should be going down. That is good. At this point I would apply heat. A wet towel warmed up in a microwave would do fine. If things don't improve after the heat then seek professional advice.

In brief: Heat should help.

The bruise color should be about green or yellow now.
That is good. The pain should be going down. That is good. At this point I would apply heat. A wet towel warmed up in a microwave would do fine. If things don't improve after the heat then seek professional advice.
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