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Very frustrated college soccer player Been out with sprained ankle for 6 weeks Now mri says I have 3 small bone bruises and edema Recovery time?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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2-4 weeks at least.
Bone "bruises" (Periosteal hematoma ) are notorious for prolonged disability. This is a collection of blood (now clotted) UNDER the LINING of the BONE ITSELF!! The CIRCULATION is LIMITED in that area. ACTIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY along with DEEP HEAT and ULTRASOUND treatments is INDICATED and will diminish the time for recovery Hope this is helpful! Dr Z

In brief: Another

2-4 weeks at least.
Bone "bruises" (Periosteal hematoma ) are notorious for prolonged disability. This is a collection of blood (now clotted) UNDER the LINING of the BONE ITSELF!! The CIRCULATION is LIMITED in that area. ACTIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY along with DEEP HEAT and ULTRASOUND treatments is INDICATED and will diminish the time for recovery Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
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