Hey Sherry -- not to hijack this thread, but you might want to try Arnica for bruising -- it's an OTC cream found in the health food section of your store. Someone at work told me about
it, and everyone I asked told me how well it works. It also helps with achey joints. I gave it to my friend who had an achey shoulder and he said it was fantastic. Then I gave it to my Mom who bruises at the drop of a hat and she raves about
it; said her bruises are gone in a day.