> Bone Bruises
What are Bone Bruises?
After a direct contact
or a twisting injury, such as an ACL tear, an athlete
may have a bruise on the bone itself. It is possible
to suffer swelling and injury to a bone without actually
breaking the bone. Though bone bruises usually heal
on their own, a small percentage can cause joint problems
or fractures. The more concentrated a bone bruise is,
the more of a problem it causes. In effect, it's the
same concept as taking a hammer and striking one tiny
spot versus hitting a big, broad area.