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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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.
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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