Two weeks ago I got hit in the face and had a black eye and swollen cheek. The bruising is gone but there is still a bit of swelling on my cheek. How long will it be before I am back to normal. I saw my doc two days ago and he said its not fractured or anything but I thought that when the bruising went I would be back to normal and I am quite worried.
Depending on how much damage there is to the muscles and other tissues under the skin, an injury like that could take up to 6 weeks to fully heal. Since nothing is broken, I would use an ice pack on the cheek to reduce the swelling. I would keep doing this every 4 hours through out the day, if you can and especially at night before bed. Frozen peas are not cold enough for long enough so use a proper ice pack or even a bag of ice cubes will work. Good luck!!
It’s been 3 weeks, I would still do some icing, just to see if it comes down at all. It won’t hurt, but yes usually icing is best within the first couple of days. You might have a focal pocket of swelling still. I think it will slowly dissipate over time. Be patient.
I dont actually know how long it takes but everyone heals differently. I was hit in the head and the object was steel and long and went across my face as well catching the side of my eye and my whole cheekbone. When it goes down its just a little at a time and the bruising always seem to go first then maybe the swelling. Its been a year and a half for me probably because it was a steel object but, I am still waiting for some of the swelling to go but, I believe it left a knot on my face thats not very noticeable so if you werent hit with a steel object you may heal better and faster. Every blow to a part of the body needs time to heal so either go back to the doctor to make sure that is all it is (swelling) and nothing else. Who wants to be swelled up; so just go to the doc to make sure nothing else has developed under your skin. Good luck
It feels the same for me. People won’t be able to figure out I still have swelling. But I can see its there, its very little and I don’t look that odd. But, If I observe I can see that its uneven compared to other cheek.
Its memory imprint on my face, there’s always tingling sensation from temple area till lower jaw and sometimes it pains. mostly in the nights, from what I have observed to make this more easier on us in terms of pain and all is, have more water than you usually do. Avoid alcohol all you can, no cigarettes. Do cardio/exercise everyday, I haven’t been going to gym since two days and since then I can feel it back again. But, when I was continuously going to gym, I couldn’t feel anything and its completely normal for me and only thing that bothers me is that puffier left side than right.
I’m doing facial exercises and all. Can’t go to those ignorant doctors who brushed me off like it was there from childhood or its nothing, God help me.
I had a similar issue about 10 years ago. I was hit just below my eye with a softball. Doctors determined that a few small pieces of bone were chipped but nothing too bad. The swelling lasted for weeks and of course I had a very black eye but eventually it all went down. What I did notice over time though was a little swelling if the weather changed, although I don’t think anyone else could see it. About two years ago it pretty much quit swelling all together. Best wishes.