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Does anybody know how to get rid of bruises fast ?

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Dec 4, 2008
So i was working on handstand piroette on my floor bar last night ( if anybody has any way of how i can perfect that , or even do it good please look at my other thread. ) and i was in the air , thinking OMG OMG OMG ! im gunna do it ! but i fell over.. AGAIN ! and i hit the hard part of a couch . well this is a old couch thus why its in the basement ahah ! and i have the bruise the size of my palm on my thigh ! i am doing a little mock competition where i " pretend " compete . and have people like my old coach , and my parents ( who have taken judging courses ) and i have my suit and everything planned ! its jut i dont want to compete with a huge shiner on my leg. so if anybody has any remidys of how to fix bruises . or make them fade please reply asap !
thank you soo much !
chelseaa ,


Feb 3, 2009
Ouch! That must have hurt. I remember when I was 13 and practicing at home for my acrobatic recital, I was doing running dive cartwheels from the kitchen, through the doorway (no door, just a frame) into the living room and nearly broke my toe hitting the frame. The only thing to cover a bruise is to get some Cover Stick or foundation makeup that matches your skin. I hope that helps.


Aug 3, 2008
Massaging the bruise may help too, it helps to break up the clot so your body can reabsorb it faster. Taking a multivitamin with iron in it may also help a little. But try massaging/rubbing the bruise and whatever is left, cover up! :)



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Feb 18, 2009
Ice 20 Mins, heat 20 Mins, and massage a little and repeat. It gets the blood flowing so it doesn't stay pooled in one area. :)


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Jan 24, 2009
Ouch! That sounds like a painful bruise incident! I hope it heals soon :)

Unfortunately, I don't know any ways to speed up bruise fading. The suggestions that people have made sound interesting, please post a message saying if you find any of them effective. I have a giant bruise on my ankle from a rather embarrassing vault crash last week, haha, and I would love to know if there are any helpful remedies.

Let us know, and happy healing!


Mar 29, 2009
couches and gymnatics are dangerous when i was younger i was practicing bridge kickover off my couch and i fell and got a pencil stuck in back and have the scar still there if your bruise doesnt go in time mabey you should put some conceler on it
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