When you go about your everyday activities, you sometimes can’t avoid getting into accidents. Some of these incidents can result to cuts, at very least bruises, or worst injuries. You may avoid getting injured but you might also get some bruises as a result of these accidents. Bruises are described as marks that appear on the skin when tiny blood vessels called capillaries break or burst underneath. On people with light complexions, these patches are usually bluish or purple coloured. On darker skinned people, the patches may be a dark purple, brownish or black coloured. These skin discoloration are caused by the blood from the capillaries leaking into the soft tissue under the skin. More often, bruises feel tender or swollen at first.
What causes bruises?
Bruises can occur when a person has injured themselves. They are caused by internal bleeding under the skin. Because of each individual’s unique characteristics, some people are naturally more likely to bruise than others. Consider for example older people who may bruise easier compared to younger people since they have thinner skin and the tissue underneath is more delicate.
How to reduce bruising
One of the ways to treat bruises on the skin is by limiting the bleeding. You can do this by cooling the affected area using cold compress or an ice pack wrapped in a towel. Put the cold compress over the area for a minimum of ten minutes and up to 20-30 minutes. This will speed up healing and reduce swelling. Remember to not put the ice pack straight on the skin as this can be too cold and could hurt.
After approximately 48 hours, heat can be applied to the bruise for 10 minutes or so two to three times a day. You can use a warm washcloth for this purpose. This will increase blood flow to the bruised area, allowing the skin to reabsorb the blood more quickly. After some time, the bruise will fade in color.
For bruises that take up a large area of the leg or foot, the injured leg should be kept elevated as much as possible during the first 24 hours after the injury.
Bruises not only just happen under the skin. On some cases, they can also happen deeper in your tissues, organs and bones. While the bleeding is not visible, internal bruising can cause:
– pain and tenderness in the area of your body that was injured
– limited range of movement in nearby joint
ANF Therapy Heals Bruising Fast
Bruises often start red because fresh, oxygen-rich blood has newly pooled underneath the skin. At around one or two days, the blood begins to lose oxygen and change color. In normal cases, a bruise that is a few days old will often appear blue, purple, or even black. After about 5–10 days, bruises turn yellow or green color.
With the help of ANF Therapy and the application of ANF discs on the affected area, bruises and injuries heal faster. Read and see below the before and after results of a patient who experienced bruising and pain due to an accident:
Patient had her hand slammed hard by an electronic sliding door as it was closing. Besides the bruising, she also had pain on the area of impact, shooting up to her forearm.
With just two ANF discs and a wrist/forearm adjustment, the bruising disappeared within 2 days and the pain in her forearm gone.
ANF does its magic again… Loving it too when patients track their healing process and even make a picture collage for us to post.
– via Dr Andrew Ching, Arc of Life Chiropractic Singapore @arcoflifechirosg
About ANF Therapy:
ANF Therapy helps with pain and inflammation. This treatment also addresses muscular issues, organ dysfunctions, injuries, emotional health & focus, gut issues, Lyme disease, and so much more. ANF Therapy:
– Removes invisible inflammation
– Increases body self-healing
– Prevents stress injuries
– Enhances muscle performance
ANF helps patients recover and heals faster by treating the root cause of the problem. As with mild or severe injuries, it addresses invisible inflammation so that the body can start an efficient self-healing and self-regulating process. You will feel significant improvement within five to fifteen minutes upon application of ANF discs.