Can your cheek bone bruise?
But bones and muscles can also get bruised. This may damage deep tissues but not cause a bruise you can see. Your doctor will examine you and will gently press on your face to find areas that are tender.
What does bruising on the bone mean?
Bone bruises are painful injuries that occur after your bone hits a hard surface, resulting in tiny fractures in the cortex, the outer layer of the bone. The bone isn’t actually broken, but bleeding does occur underneath the area that covers the bone, called the periosteum.
Can you bruise the inside of your bone?
An injury might also cause bleeding and swelling in the area between your cartilage and the bone beneath it. This causes a subchondral bone bruise. Or bleeding and swelling can happen in the medulla of your bone. This is called an intraosseous bone bruise.
What do you do for a bruised bone in your foot?
For a minor bone bruise, your doctor may recommend rest, ice, and pain relievers. They may suggest that you take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Aleve or ibuprofen. If the bone bruise is in your leg or foot, elevate your leg to help ease swelling. Apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes a few times per day.
Can a bone bruise cause a blood clot?
Can’t bad bruises cause blood clots? The bruise itself won’t cause a blood clot. In very rare circumstances, the hit that caused the bruise can. If a deep-seated vein is damaged during the collision, it could lead to a deep-vein clot.
How do you tell if a bone is broken or just bruised?
Signs of a broken bone include:
- Pain located directly on top of the bone – where there is no soft tissue.
- Pain becomes worse when you apply pressure or move the injured limb.
- Severe swelling, or bruising over the top of the bone, numbness or tingling.
- A “cracking” (not “popping”) sound at the time of the injury.
How long does it take for a bruised cheekbone to heal?
Your face may be swollen and bruised. It may take 5 to 7 days for the swelling to go down, and 10 to 14 days for the bruising to fade. It may be hard to eat at first.