Ask Health Experts and Get Answers to Your Health Question ASAP
Hello, my name is***** am Board Certified with 17 years of experience, and I will do my best to help you today. To make sure I don’t miss anything, please give me a minute to review your question. :)
Do you have a picture of where the bruising and swelling is? Are you able to move the arm normally? Any numbness or tingling or other problems?
Is the bruise where you hit it directly? Did you hit your head?
I know it is sore when you push on it, but is the pain in the arm severe enough and when you push it can you feel that the bone feels ok? If it feels ok the bruising will take about 2 weeks to go away and you may want to take ibuprofen or aleve over the counter and use some cold compresses on it for relief in the mean time. It loks like you hit it pretty hard but it does not appear to be broken.
You probably have a lump we call hematoma underneath the skin that you can feel and that is due to bleeding in the muscle from the injury. This will go away as well as your body reabsorbs it. I have had a similar thing on my thigh and it took about 3 weeks to fully go away :(
You can apply ice through a wash cloth for 20 minutes at the time 34 times per day, also antiinflammatory/pain medications such as ibuprofen or aleve, and also a little compression with an ace bandage may help. You may want to get Arnica cream over the counter, it works well on bruising. Hope it feels better soon!
Please let me know if I can further assist you and if you are satisfied with my answer, please give a 5 star rating (we do not get reimbursed without a positive rating). If not, I am happy to answer your question further! Thank you so very much and see you again soon! For future questions you may contact me at this web site: http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-frye/