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Q. I have a hard and painful bruise on my leg from two weeks. Why is it still hard?

Answered by
Dr. Atul Prakash
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 14, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 18, 2021

Hi doctor,

I have hurt my leg as a cupboard fell on it, and I have a bruise that is around 20 cm in diameter. The bruise is very hard, and when I am still, there is no pain. Once I move my leg, I have pain. The bruise is there for two weeks now, and the hardness is still there. I got an x-ray and ultrasound, which were both normal. Why is the hardness not going away? Is it normal?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • This hardness you are talking about is most likely a hematoma (collection of blood). It may take weeks to resolve. You can ice the area and try ultrasound therapy to help dissipate the hardness.

For further queries consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/orthopaedician-and-traumatologist

Thank you doctor,

Would it help to massage the area gently? I have been off work for two weeks, and I need to recover fast. It is painful when my leg is not elevated. Please advice.

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • You could massage, but be gentle as deep massage may make the area more painful. I suggest trying an anti-inflammatory tablet like Diclofenac, which will help you with the pain and inflammation.

For more information consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/orthopaedician-and-traumatologist


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