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May 24, 2012
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Had a little bit of a tustle with a moving car last night, and the car was the victor. I fell off the hood of the car and bruised my heels badly, and sprained my right ankle very slightly.

The ankle will be fine, but I am wondering what techniques you guys know of to quicken the healing time of bruised heels? They fuckin' kill, and I am leaving for a trip to Colorado in 8 days.

Help!

p.s. don't drink and ride cars
Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
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May 24, 2012
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It has been around two months for me. This week has been the first week where I step out of bed and walk across a hardwood floor with no or little heel pain.

I would go buy some super awesome insoles for your boots.

I think I might be able to vff or bare foot run in a month.

Respect the healing process. If you reinjure it is going to double your healing time.

That is what I did in my case :(
wankel7
From Indiana
Joined Oct 4, 2010
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May 25, 2012
Me and Spearhead
No way to speed up healing time on periosteal bruising. Cushioning will help but you're looking @ one week min and possibly 8+ weeks maximum for your garden variety bone bruise depending on severity.

Actually there's no such thing as speeding up healing time, the body heals at a given rate depending on the tissue in question... you can however, maximize the efficiency of the healing process by not reinjuring yourself and doing your recovery basics like, eating well and getting enough rest. Alright, diatribe done.
Good luck w/ the healing process.
Brent Apgar
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Joined Oct 20, 2007
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