How painful is a bone bruise?
The bone isn’t actually broken, but bleeding does occur underneath the area that covers the bone, called the periosteum. Bone bruises are usually painful and often last a week or two, but the duration of the bruise can vary greatly and can be altered by the way a person treats the injury.
Are bone bruises bad?
A bone bruise is an injury to a bone that is less severe than a bone fracture. Bone bruises are fairly common. Any type of bone in your body can be bruised. Other injuries often happen along with a bone bruise, such as damage to nearby ligaments.
How do you know when a bruise is serious?
When to worry about bruises
Bruises are not typically something to cause undue worry. When a hematoma occurs, the body cannot heal the bruise as easily or quickly as a minor injury. As a result, a hematoma stays the same color, firmness, and causes the same level of pain even after several days.