Leg Contusion Overview
What is a leg contusion?
A person with a leg contusion has a bruise to the leg. A leg contusion may be caused by a blow to the leg, a leg sprain, a leg strain, or a leg fracture.
What are the symptoms of a leg contusion?
Symptoms of a leg contusion include leg bruising, leg stiffness, leg swelling (unilateral), leg tenderness, and leg pain that usually worsens with movement. Additional symptoms may include limping and difficulty walking.
How does the doctor treat a leg contusion?
The treatment for a leg contusion may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, crutches, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Additional treatment for a leg contusion may include an elastic wrap or a leg splint.
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