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Tight hamstring in soccer game. After 3 days bruise on hamstring and upper calf. Pain 7/10 in lower leg/calf. Wakes me up at night. Very active person?
Won't slow healing: Nobody here is going to tell you it's okay to break the law, though this isn't the place to debate the law's wisdom. If this is what you want, use wisely. ...Read more
I do hurdles. I fell & I really hurt my hamstring. Softball size bruise in middle of thigh. Should I be worried? It's senior year & I have a scholarsh
First you must ice i: the first 24 hours are critical. you must first ice it on and off every 20 minutes or so. take an ibuprofen or advil for pain. do not take tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin. you need an advil or ibuprofen. you need to rest it and talk it over with your coach to better assess your plan for a comeback. Injuries happen to athletes all the time. so you w ill e alright ...Read more
I injured my hamstring about 5 days ago and i'm just starting to get some bruising around the bend of my knee. What should I do?
Hamstring: The "hamstrings" are the muscles that flex the knee, and can be injured easily. The bruising that you have came from bleeding that resulted from a tear in the muscle and will settle to the lowest point. Gentle range of motion exercises, flexing and extending the knee and if there is a lot of stiffness massage and warming the area. Physical therapy and a home program are good choices and time. ...Read more
Three weeks ago i pulled my hamstring yesterday i saw a bruise behind my knee its not where the pain of my pulled hamstring used to be is that normal?
I have a partial torn hamstring(right leg). A bruise appears at the gluteous fold and area behind the kneecap. What? Concern?
Broken blood vessel: Bruising in both areas may be from the same source of bleeding. Will likely resolve, but compartment syndrome is a concern, ie, swelling to the point that nerves are squeezed. Emergent surgery would be required to relieve swelling. Seek care for pale skin below, numbness, or increasing deep/burning pain. Avoid aspirin or nsaids for a couple of days. ...Read more
Grade 2 hamstring tear 2 days ago, heard pop, no bruise. Mobility low, but improving. Steep ski slope 3-mile mud run coming in 7 weeks. Advisable?
Cutting it close: A true grade 2 tear of a hamstring involves actual separation of muscle tissue and bleeding and subsequent inflammatory response locally. This can often be a 6 to 8 week injury to heal. This precludes the training required for the event and coming back too soon can lead to recurrent and actually a worse injury. A good course of physical therapy with a pt that understands the injury is beneficial. ...Read more
Pain in hamstrings I have a bruise on the inside of thigh could this be a sign of blood clots Iam on andro gel?
Not likely.: A bruise is not a sign of a blood clot. It is a sign of bleeding from some type of injury usually. Are you on aspirin or other blood thinners? If yes, then you are at increased risk of bleeding from any injury. If you are concerned about a blood clot, you should see your Dr. who could do an ultrasound on the leg to check for it. ...Read more