Contusions (Bruises)

Contusions (Bruises)

Contusions (Bruises) services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

Contusions (Bruises) are a common problem, especially among athletes. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD and their exceptional team can offer treatments to relieve the discomfort. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Contusions (Bruises) Q & A

What are contusions?

Contusion is another way of saying a bruise. These are areas of bleeding underneath the skin. Contusions can occur in the skin, muscles and even bone. Contusions can be uncomfortable and can interfere with your quality of life and performance during sports or your daily activities. A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers non-operative approaches to treating contusions to help you get back out on the court, field, rink, or even just back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

What are the common symptoms of a contusion?

A contusion may appear as:

  • Pain
  • Discoloration
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Sharp or dull discomfort
  • Decreased range of motion

If you develop a contusion that’s severe or ongoing, consult the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialists for an evaluation.

What can cause a contusion?

Contusions are typically caused by a direct blow to the area either by the ground, another person, or an object like a ball or a stick.

How does my doctor diagnose a contusion?

The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team diagnoses a contusion after evaluating your injury with a thorough examination, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing diagnostic tests, if needed. They may suggest further imaging tests such as x-rays to rule out another injury like a broken bone. 

How are contusions treated?

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers nonsurgical approaches to treating contusions. They may suggest home remedies like ice or heat packs, supplements, medications or modifying your activities for a period of time. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office or use the online booking feature to get treated for your contusion relief today.