A bruise, or contusion, of the foot is a common sports injury caused when blood vessels are damaged or broken as a result of a blow to the skin. This injury can be caused by a high-impact direct blow or from lower-impact repetitive forces. Contusions can affect the skin, muscle, and even bone in higher-impact injuries. Most contusions heal quickly without any interference in sports activity; however, more severe contusions can take longer to heal and keep the athlete sidelined for several months.



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