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What is a Bruising?

What Is a Bruising?

A bruise or a contusion is a discolored skin area, often blue or black. It happens after a traumatic injury to the soft tissue. This condition occurs when small blood vessels under the skin are ruptured, which eventually leaks blood into soft tissue. Bruises are a common problem in sports involved with impact or collision. People of all ages can develop these sports. Some bruises appear with almost no pain or noticeable symptoms. It is important to notice the signs and consult your doctor when they do not improve over time. [1]