Can The Hematoma Hand Be Massaged?
good afternoon, I want to ask 1 week ago my father had an accident, then his right hand was hit, I was about to massage it, it turned out that the massage therapist wasn’t there and then waited until the evening for the massage. the next day his hand had a hematoma. The question is, can the hematoma be massaged or not? then if you compress using ice cubes at least how many times a day? one more thing if it is applied u003cemu003etrombophobgelu003c/emu003e can it or not?
Hi Iin. Hematoma is a condition where there is leakage of blood vessels where trauma itself is one of the causes. Trauma in a certain intensity can cause rupture of blood vessels and eventually a hematoma occurs. Initially it can be red and as the body tries to clean the leaking blood and repair the blood vessels, it will change color to bluish, yellowish and eventually heal which time varies depending on the size of the hematoma.
If the hematoma appeared after your father was massaged, then there is a possibility that the massage caused considerable trauma or exacerbated previous trauma. Consult a doctor to assess the condition of your father's hand. This is to assess whether the hematoma is only related to a muscle problem, or involves bone that can fracture, fracture, or shift. Physical examination can help where other examinations such as X-rays can help as an initial examination.
Avoid further massage, cold compresses for the first 2 days and warm compresses thereafter can help. However, still consult a doctor for a more appropriate treatment. Hopefully helpful, and thank you. Regards, Dr Alyssa