How to get bruises off your leg?
Have you ever tripped or fallen and ended up with a nasty bruise on your leg that just won’t go away? Rest assured, you’re not alone. Bruises are a common occurrence and can happen for a variety of reasons. But fear not, dear reader, as we will provide you with some tried-and-true methods for getting those pesky bruises off your legs!
Ice, ice baby
One of the best ways to reduce swelling and inflammation is by using ice. And I’m not talking about Vanilla Ice’s hit song from the 90s (although that’s a great song). Applying an ice pack or even a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel to the affected area can help alleviate pain and decrease bruising.
Pro tip: Make sure to never apply ice directly to your skin as this could cause further damage.
Eat your greens
Eating foods rich in vitamin C such as spinach, kale or broccoli can help boost collagen production which may speed up the healing process of your bruise. So eat up those leafy greens folks!
Massage it out
Massaging the area around your bruise can help increase blood flow which helps promote healing. Using circular motions with slight pressure on the affected area can also aid in reducing soreness associated with said injury.
Pro tip: Using arnica oil while massaging has been found effective against inflammation caused due to bruises.
Disclaimer: Arnica Oil usage should only be considered under medical advice.
Wrap it up
Wrapping an ACE bandage around the affected area may seem old school but this technique still holds merit today! This helps compresses any injured vessels allowing proper circulation into it thus aiding speedy recovery from said injury.
Don’t have an ACE bandage? No worries – use plastic wrap instead! It works just as well but looks way cooler than traditional bandages (although ace bandages will still give help your image).
Pro tip: You can also use medical tapes for wrapping, but it is equally important that you don’t wrap too tightly as this may cause additional issues later on.
Keeping the bruised area at a consistent warm temperature helps increase blood flow which in turn helps to speed up the healing process. So bring out those electric blankets or heating pads – they might just be exactly what you need!
Pro tip: Make sure to not apply heat directly as it could cause further skin damage. Always have a layer between your skin and source of heat such as cloth or towels.
The power of Pineapple
Did you know that Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain? No? Well now you do! Bromelain has been found to aid in the breakdown of proteins, thus increasing recovery time from bruises and swelling. This sweet fruit also doubles down with being a rich source of Vitamin C thus ensuring speedy recovery even faster.
Elevating your leg above heart level when possible reduces swelling by reducing excess fluid buildup near injury site. This allows proper circulation facilitating quicker healing which leads towards early resolution of pesky bruises.
All said and done folks – we hope these tips were helpful! As always, if pain persists or symptoms worsen please seek medical attention immediately. Remember, prevention is key so stay careful and stay healthy! Cheers
Arnica Oil risks include:
b) Allergic reaction
c) Skin sensitization