In addition to the treatments above, there are a few things you should know about treating bruises to ensure that you are treating your bruise in the most effective.
One thing to keep in mind is to use the above remedies as many times as possible throughout the day.
Applying heat to a bruise helps with the swelling and will also relieve the pain associated with the bruise. However, many people prefer to treat with a cold pack, and the cold is just as effective as warm is when you are treating your bruise.
After you have applied heat or cold to the area, a soothing massage is recommended to help the blood flow away from the spot. If you choose to massage the area, avoid massage directly on top of the bruise and instead massage around the bruise. If this is causing you pain, it is okay to skip the massage.
You can use both heat and cold to treat your bruise, but keep in mind that it is most effective to leave about two hours between the two to optimize your treatment and get the whole benefit from the treatment.
Try to elevate the injury as much as you can. Elevating the injury will encourage the blood to flow away from the injury and can help reduce swelling, as well as bruising.
Some of these remedies might work better for you than others. The best thing for you to do, especially if you are someone who bruises easily, is to experiment with some of the different remedies until you find the one that your body responds the best too. Once you have found the remedy that best helps you to clear up your bruises, you are going to be able to minimize the look of your bruise and promote fading and healing.