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My wife was hit by a shot put about three hours ago. It hit…

My wife was hit...

My wife was hit by a shot put about three hours ago. It hit her in what would maybe be referred to as the flank. It seems to be only soft tissue affected, not the hip nor ribs. She feels some tightness in the area which has about a 2 1/2 to 3 inch diameter bruise starting. We've been using ice and Motrin. Any further recommendations?

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What is her age?

Any pain, tenderness, swelling on the affected site?

Any other medical illness?

Is she taking any medicines?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
45 tender to the touch in the spot that was hit, no other health issues
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok thank you

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, it indicates muscle contusion and it may take few days to a week to resolve.

Now, she can continue cool compresses with an Ice pack and Motrin.

She can do an application of over the counter topical Heparin sodium gel on the bruising site.

She avoids any strenuous physical work.

If her symptoms will not show any improvement then see your doctor for a clinical exam.

In case of severe pain, swelling, hot to touch, bump formation on the affected site then see a doctor in an emergency room ASAP.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you for your help we appreciate it, good night.

Good wishes for her health.

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