A bruise is also known as a contusion. It is a skin injury that creates discoloration of the skin. Blood from damaged blood vessels gets collected beneath the skin, giving it bluish or black marks. It often occurs due to trauma, septic infection, intake of medications like Aspirin, ankle sprain, and sports injuries. It can be managed by giving rest to the injured area, applying ice, giving compresses using an elastic bandage, and elevating the area.
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I sprained my little finger, and now I am experiencing discomfort in the finger joints. Should I consult a physiotherapist?
Query: Hello doctor, I have recently sprained my little finger playing netball. A few weeks later, I sprained my ring finger while playing netball, and now I am experiencing discomfort in the joints where the fingers connect to the hand. The discomfort feels like bruising. Just wondering if it could be any... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. I feel the pain in your fingers is due to sprained ligaments, so do not worry. Keep icing your fingers frequently, once every two hours for 15 minutes. Taping it will definitely help you to heal that area faster. Mild kneading over your forearm w... Read Full »
Is it normal for an ankle to swell and look bruised after a year of an ankle sprain?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having some concerning issues with my ankle right now. I had sprained my ankle a year ago, and I did not let it heal properly, and have had some minor pain and popping in that ankle. I can sometimes even feel my tendons rub up against my bone. I did not really care until the pain go... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. In my opinion, you might have some imbalances due to improper healing of the ankle leading to the loading of other structures around the ankle. You could have shared the scan report to give us more insight into your injury. As it is difficul... Read Full »