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BRUISES and CONTUSIONS

Bruises and Contusions (Bruised bones) Treatments

What are bruises and contusions?

Bruises

Skin becomes decolorized as the result of damaging trauma –adjacent blood vessel ruptures, leaking blood into the surrounding skin tissue

Symptoms in damaged area:

Becomes red with a bluish hue

Swelling/bump

Localized pain

Home remedies are effective healing mechanisms – usually speeding up the healing process, but still may take months to heal bruised bones

Bone bruises (Contusions)

A bone bruise is damage to a bone – usually consequential to blunt trauma or injury; similar to a fractureor soft tissue bruise

A bone bruise heals more slowly than a regular bruise

Can be diagnosed by X-ray and MRI

General Treatment for a bone bruise

Manganese in fresh pineapple helps speed the healing of broken bones –manganese is a cofactor for bone-healing enzymes; additionally, pineapple is a good source of vitamin C and the natural anti-inflammatory bromelain.

if close to a joint you may need a brace.

Bone bruises can take months for complete healing

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