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Hurt on upper inside back of leg while playing. Massive purple bruise appeared. How to get relief?

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I hurt my leg playing baseball ... It is the upper inside back of my leg
This happened just over a week ago and now there is a massive purple bruise
Posted Sun, 5 Aug 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Puneet Maheshwari 2 hours later

Thanks for writing in.

Well, bruises results due to bleeding in the subcutaneous tissue, secondary to injury commonly sport injury.

In your case, you have developed a large purple bruise, after an injury a week ago.
Just dont worry for this condition, i am giving you certain advices--

1-Apply a heat pack or wash cloth soaked in warm water to the area several times a day to promote healing.

2- Restrict the muscular activity of that area.

3- You may take some analgesic for symptomatic relief.

Pain and tenderness should get better within a few days and the bruise should go away within a couple of weeks.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions.

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