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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 fracture  or 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

 

         Apply ice pack – to help reduce swelling by constricting blood vessels; the quicker you do this, the less swelling is likely to occur

 

         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.

 

         Avoid stress on the bruised area – if close to a joint you may need a brace.

 

         Take NSAID pain medication -  E.g aspirin, ibuprofen to reduce pain/inflammation/swelling

 

         No tobacco/nicotine – a good blood flow is needed for healing, nicotine constricts blood vesssels

 

         Bone bruises can take months for complete healing

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