Bruises are visible on the surface of the skin as the result of occurring contusion beneath the skin, nearby the muscles and other skin tissues. The thighs consist of several deep veins and major blood vessels, so that any ruptures to these blood vessels will result in visible bluish, brownish, yellowish, or purplish bruises. Bruises on thighs are commonly painful and may take some time to completely heal. Thus, proper treatments is required in order to not only treat the inner contusion, but also the bruises.
Getting rid of a deep thigh bruise
The most common areas of the thighs to undergo deep thigh bruises are the inner thighs and the hip. These bruises are often deep and thus, trigger painful sensation and bad swelling. Deep thighs bruises are often minor, but can develop into scarring when left untreated. To get rid of a deep thigh bruise, some essential treatments include:
Brings down the inflammation
Bringing down the inflammation is essential in the entire healing process of deep thigh bruises. Once the inflamed skin cells improved, new skin cell regeneration begins, so that the healing process can be promoted. To bring down inflammation, do the RICE procedure—Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevate—within the first 48 hours of the injury.
Promote blood circulation
After 48 hours, you are advised to promote blood circulation to get rid of visible discoloration from the bruises. To promote blood circulation, you can do deep massage to the affected skin area or apply warm compresses. These will trigger sufficient blood circulation that fasten cell production which decreases discoloration.
Relieving pain is also a significant step in getting rid of deep thigh bruises. To relieve caused pain, you may take prescribed medications or over-the-counter pain killers, such as the ibuprofen and acetaminophen.
Take some rest
Resting is important for the entire healing process, since this helps relieving pressure from the affected muscles. You need to stop any activities that put pressure on the muscles, as it may bring the discoloration and inflamed tissues back.
Use helping instruments
In addition to total rest, using helping aids or instruments may also help pressure relief. Crutches or wheelchair may help your motions as well as release excessive pressure on the muscles.
When to go see a doctor
Most bruises are minor and even deep thigh bruises will eventually heal without any medical treatments. However, some other bruises may lead to tissue bleeding, which require closer attention. In order to provide proper treatments, early signs of infection should be anticipated. These symptoms include:
- Elevating fever or extreme chills.
- Discoloration that does not disappear within weeks. Any discoloration should fade after the treatments, so that persistent discoloration should be observed as it may suggest something more than merely deep thigh bruises.
- Increasing swelling and pain, followed by inability to move the affected area or to walk properly. Although some people suffering from deep thigh bruises may walk in limp, this should improve eventually, along with the healing process. Thus, bigger swelling and increased pain that affect muscle flexibility should be anticipated, as it may convey some signs of worsened conditions.
- Bleeding on the affected site, which is originated in the ruptured muscles or the muscles nearby.