Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ankle Contusion Treatment

Most abdominal contusions can be treated at home with rest, elevation, cold compresses, and nonprescription pain medications. The pain and swelling usually resolves within 2-3 days. However, the bruising may take 1-2 weeks to resolve. Severe contusions that involve the underlying bones or tendons may take longer to heal.

Treatment for an ankle contusion may include:


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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Ankle Contusion References
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