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What is a bruise and how does it form?

A contusion, commonly known as a bruise, is the result of damage to subcutaneous tissue without breaking the skin. It forms when small blood vessels are damaged or ruptured as a result of impact, causing blood to pool under the skin, creating a visible mark. This discoloration can pass through several colors (blue, purple, green, and yellow) as the contusion heals.

What are the symptoms of a contusion?

The most common symptoms include pain to the touch, a change in skin color and swelling in the affected area. The severity of these symptoms can vary according to the force of the impact and individual sensitivity.

How can I effectively treat a contusion?

The treatment of a contusion can be achieved by simple and effective methods:

  1. Apply ice: Using a cloth-wrapped ice pack and applying it to the affected area during the first 48 hours post-trauma helps reduce swelling and control pain.
  2. Rest: Avoid any activity that could aggravate the contusion.
  3. Compression: Applying a compression bandage can help minimize swelling.
  4. Elevation: Keeping the injured area elevated above the level of the heart helps reduce swelling.

When should I consult a doctor about a contusion?

We recommend consulting a healthcare professional if:

  • Pain becomes unbearable or worsens over time.
  • The contusion shows no signs of improvement after a few days.
  • You suspect a fracture or more serious injury.
  • The affected area becomes numb, or you notice a loss of function in a limb.

How can bruising be prevented?

Although bruising is often unavoidable, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk:

  • Wear protective equipment when engaging in high-risk activities.
  • Design living spaces to reduce the risk of falls and collisions.
  • Maintain good general health and a diet rich in vitamin C and iron to strengthen blood vessels.

What is the average healing time for a contusion?

Contusion recovery varies according to the severity of the impact and the individual's general health. Typically, a mild contusion can disappear in around 10 to 14 days. However, for more severe contusions, the process can take up to three weeks. It's important to follow the appropriate care recommendations to promote a rapid and complete recovery.

Can bruising lead to complications?

In most cases, contusions are benign and heal without complication. However, in some cases, complications can arise, such as calcification (formation of calcium in the tissue at the site of the contusion) or myositis ossificans, a rare condition where the injured muscle begins to turn to bone. It's crucial to monitor the evolution of a contusion, and to consult a healthcare professional if unusual symptoms appear.

Are there any natural remedies for bruising?

Several natural remedies can help treat bruising:

  • Arnica: An herb often used in gel or cream form to reduce swelling and speed healing.
  • Cider vinegar: Applying a diluted mixture to the affected area can help dissipate accumulated blood.
  • Aloe Vera: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, applying Aloe Vera gel can relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Can I do sport with a bruise?

It is advisable to limit physical activity involving the contused area until pain and swelling subside. Gentle activities such as walking may be beneficial, but intense exertion should be avoided to avoid aggravating the contusion. Listening to your body and consulting a doctor before resuming sporting activities is essential.

What foods help bruises heal?

Certain foods can support the bruise healing process by strengthening blood vessels and improving circulation:

  • Citrus fruits and other foods rich in vitamin C help produce collagen, essential for repairing and maintaining blood vessels.
  • Foods rich in vitamin K, such as spinach and broccoli, are important for blood clotting.
  • Iron is crucial for blood oxygenation; lentils and red meat are good sources. Adapting your diet can play a key role in reducing the duration and severity of bruising.