How do skaters deal with falls?

I assume experienced skaters know how to fall to minimize injury, but a lot of falls look like they’d bruise at least – is the pain just a part of skating? Or are they so used to it that it doesn’t hurt so much to bruise a knee or a hip? I had a fall that bruised my knees today and it still hurts like a mofo and wondered how much pain experienced skaters deal with on a daily basis (or by competition basis).