Leg bruising, leg wounds and other leg ailments
Who hasn’t got a leg bruise ever? Bruises are not rare thing; they can affect any part of our body, anytime, anywhere. Unlike other bruises in other parts of the body leg bruises particularly last longer because gravity spreads the blemish down the bruised area. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about leg bruises.
What is a Leg Bruise?
A leg bruise is in medical terms a haematoma or skin contusion, when small veins and blood vessels on the leg rupture or tear, in common language, a dark spot on the leg produced by a bump or fall that takes some days to fade off.
Falls, trips, slips, bumps and other accidents are commonly the cause of leg bruises and wounds, whether by our own fault or somebody else’s, but nobody is free from a small accident.
Here are other conditions that propitiate the appearance of bruises in our legs such as:
- Spinal fracture
- Anticoagulant medications
- Vitamin deficiencies: vitamin C, K, B12 and folic acid.
- Leg injury
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Coagulopathy or clotting disorder
- Blunt trauma (i.e. car accident)
- Varicose veins
- Bacterial infection
- Some types of cancer as: leukaemia, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.
Leg bruises can be related to other symptoms as leg pain, limping, thigh bruises, thigh swelling, calf numbness, calf pain, knee problems, wounded knee, leg swelling, leg tingling, leg spasm, leg paralysis, cold feet, foot swelling, foot bruise, RLS, and others.
Who Gets Leg Bruises?
Women are more prone than men to get mild bruises in their lower limbs (legs, highs, buttocks, forearms) than men. Certain activities also promote the appearance of leg bruises as sports (soccer, weight lifting, hockey, running, etc.), operating machines, or any hectic or risky activity are likely to cause all kinds of damage to legs.
Women, generally care more about bruises, especially those who like or have to wear skirts, shorts or any cloth that exposes their legs, for the round marks bruises or wounds leave on their legs, giving them a very unsightly look.
Elderly people get bruises in legs and feet since as skin ages it looses fatty layers, thus it becomes thinner and more susceptible to injuries. In addition to this, since the skin gets thinner it can not give enough support to blood vessels, and capillary walls get weaker too.
Diabetic people have a special propensity to foot injury. Getting constant injuries means to them a nerve damage and/or poor leg circulation that can lead to infected or ulcerated wounds.
Symptoms of Leg Bruises
Leg bruises leave a bluish, greenish, or blackish spot over the skin surface due to the blood leakage into tissues under the skin. Depending on the intensity of the bruise and your coagulation, the spot can remain from one week to even a month, as longs as they are healing bruises change their color, having shades of green, red, purple, or yellow.
Usually a leg bruise vanishes by itself with no more aid than the use of any ointment, cream, lotion, spray or nay other over-the counter leg remedy. Nevertheless, if the leg bruise is product of a major injury as a leg fracture or leg sprain it does require medical attention since it can produce severe pain and swelling.
Causes of Leg Wounds
A leg wounds can also be caused by accidents or trauma, but also by surgical procedures as fasciotomies (surgery to relieve tension or pressure in legs), thereby pain and swelling is acuter in this case.
A leg wounds are generally open injuries that require suture and produce scabbing. A leg wound is generally covered by a dressing to promote wound closure, and to protect it against infections.
Healing time for a leg wound takes much longer than with leg bruises when there has been produced an infection. We can recognize a leg infection in the different manifestations it has as pus, redness, skin tenderness, larger scab, blisters, dark tissue (gangrene), burning rash, onset of fever, and others.
Alleviating Support for Bruised and Wounded Leg
Having a hurt leg can be unbearable for deep pain, which intensifies during sleep time. Besides this, you have to give special treatment to the injured leg to soothe the damaged tissues. When sleep time arrives, surely you have wondered what I am going to do with my injured leg(s) to sleep fine. Lying on my back? Spread legs? Legs lifted? What can I put beneath them?
With the Leg Wedge Pillow you do not have to worry anymore about these issues. It resolves your dilemma of how to sleep with a bruised or wounded leg. The dual design of this leg pillow support allows it to swap from a leg wedge to a leg spacer pillow. As a leg wedge pillow, it offers a protective leg cushion for swollen legs, painful legs and legs wrapped in dressings.
The Leg Wedge Pillow suits easily between your legs, especially when lying on your side (like most sleepers do). This way, you can avoid your legs rub and/or put pressure over each other. It is able to move along with you with no need of uncomfortable or itching clips or straps, which makes it absolutely comfortable.
As a leg wedge spacer, this contour leg pillow provides cradling support for your thighs, calves, back knees, feet ankle pain and swelling, allowing you to spread your legs freely, tilt them up to boost blood circulation (that reduces swelling) and rest laid-back in bed, the couch or any other surface.
For open legs wounds, the Leg Wedge Pillow offers anti-allergenic protection against the micro organisms that are usually found in bed and bed clothes. Memory foam confers a blocking barrier that keeps your injured legs eased and sound.
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The most effective relief for leg injuries
With the Leg Wedge Pillow you do not have to worry anymore about these issues. It resolves your dilemma of how to sleep with a bruised or wounded leg. The dual design of this leg pillow support allows it to swap from a leg spacer pillow. Thus, if you suffer from bruises or leg wounds you should get your Leg Wedge Pillow by clicking on the link down below.