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Thursday, May 23, 2013
recovering from broken ankle,cast just removed,have a bad bruise on side of leg,very sore to the touch,whats the best treatment to ease pain in bruise area
Typically, an ice cup massage for a period of 7 to 10 minutes or the use of ice pack for 15 to 20 minutes over the affected area may help to provide some relief. Be sure to monitor the area during the ice application. Also, the use of gentle range of motion or movement exercise may provide relief.
Janine Oman, MS, PT/ATC
Assistant Athletic Director
Instructor at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University