Bruising of the skin and underlying tissues of the hand due to a direct blow. Contusions cause bleeding from ruptured. small capillaries that allow blood to infiltrate muscles, tendons or other soft tissue. The hand is especially vulnerable to contusions because of its exposure and use in almost all sports.
BODY PARTS INVOLVED
Hand tissues, including blood vessels, muscles, tendons, nerves, covering to bones (periosteum) and connective tissue.
Direct blow to the hand, usually from a blunt object.
Signs & Symptoms
Follow your doctor's instructions. Instructions are supplemental.
During recovery ,Eat a well-balanced diet that includes extra protein, such as meat, fish, poultry, cheese, milk and eggs. Increase fiber and fluid intake to prevent constipation that may result from decreased activity.Your doctor may prescribe vitamin and mineral supplements to promote healing.
If possible, wear appropriate protective padding during competition or other athletic activity. If you must compete before a hand contusion heals, use padding, tape or a cast.
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