Everyone is busy daily, increasing our pace to complete any work on time. In the meantime, we get hurt in our legs or hands by hurting ourselves in the corner of a table or chair. Sometimes, we feel pain after a few days. This can cause bruises of different colours, such as reddish or dark blueish. By touching, that pain can be felt, but at that moment, we can’t remember the source of it.
What Are Bruises?
So, bruises only occur when blood vessels leak under your skin, and no external bleeding is seen unless the skin breaks open. It’s not that it will cause only when you get hurt, but also excessive strain in the muscle can tear the blood vessels and if it is not taken care of, then leg or hand pain will start appearing that will end up in consulting a doctor.
What Are The Symptoms?
Bruising symptoms (อาการ รองช้ำ, which is the term in Thai) can be seen when blood clots are visible in the legs or hands. You will feel the pain and heaviness in your legs when bruises occur. Skin discolouration also occurs, and sometimes swelling also happens. At first, they will appear red or purplish, and later, they will turn blue.
Who Mostly Got Bruises?
So, bruises symptoms are mostly seen among athletes or bodybuilders. Standing for an extended period can cause pain in our legs, which may create bruises. Muscle tension occurs in red or bluish marks on the thighs or legs for those who do rigorous exercises and are also weight lifters. Bruising symptoms are usually seen in legs as they withstand lots of weight.
Home Remedies To Cure Bruises
- Apply the cold compress on those affected areas for 20 to 30 minutes, which will help reduce the swollen part and minimise the pain. Avoid using ice directly, as it will create numbness; using an ice pack is better.
- It’s better to do a few leg exercises regularly, which will help maintain the blood flow and make muscles stronger.
- If, after 48 hours, the pain remains, then a hot compress will help increase the blood flow; otherwise, it’s better to consult a medical practitioner.
Things To Remember
Athletes or weight lifters must wear protective gear to avoid muscle tension, which leads to tearing blood vessels. It’s better to keep furniture away so that it doesn’t come in our way while we’re walking fast. Also, small power lamps must be plugged in at night to avoid further bruises.