Most instances of ecchymosis resolve without any intervention, as this injury is typically minor. If you are frequently experiencing pain resulting from ecchymosis, your practitioner may complete more tests and evaluations to determine what the root cause is. Your healthcare provider will then be able to treat the condition causing the ecchymosis to prevent more serious issues from evolving. Another course of action may be to stop taking certain medications that may cause ecchymosis.
Most minor or moderate ecchymosis are treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, to reduce pain and swelling. Medical professionals typically recommend elevating the bruised area and applying ice to lessen symptoms such as pain and swelling. These practices, accompanied with rest, allow the body to absorb the blood within your tissues and heal the ecchymosis.