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Can Working Out Too Much Cause Bruises
Possibly: Bruising results from bleeding, and extremely aggressive workouts could result in tearing of a muscle, tendon or a ligament. This tearing could then result in bleeding/bruising. These scenarios are rare, and thus, other sources of bruising have to be considered. ...Read more
I have found bruises on my legs that i'm unaware of receiving and now sore arm and leg muscles without working out. What could be the cause of this?
I have pain between my shoulder blades, tender to touch, and at base of my neck? Can working out cause that?
Yes: Anything that causes strain or spasm of the muscles can cause pain in those muscles or muscle groups. The area your talking about is probably the second most common area of the body to experience this, the first being lower back. ...Read more
Discussdiscuss: Discuss this with your doctor. Usually when clotting time increases you have more bruising. ...Read more
I have been working out for a month and noticed bruises appearing on my thighs. I didnt fall/hurt myself. I have been eating less. What is happening?
I am Three months postpartum & back at the gym working out. I'm noticing small bruises on the top of my my thighs that don't seem to go away. Should I be alarmed?
If there's an: obvious reason for the bruises (such as gym equipment hitting or pressing on your thighs) then only care in avoiding further trauma is needed. If not, you should see a doctor. Pregnancy, childbirth & lactation are risk factors for nutritional deficiencies. Bleeding and blood clotting disorders may occur after childbirth as well as during pregnancy & labor. ...Read more
What do you think is wrong with my knee? A little over two months ago, i fell really hard on my knee playing basketball. It swelled a little, but never bruised. It still swells sometimes when i run on it and hurts when working out and playing basketball.
Understanding : Understanding that i would like more info to answer more accurately, i am concerned that you can't fully bend or extend your knee you may have fractured your knee cap or torn your patellar (or less likely) your quad tendon. To clarify, can you fully extend or flex? Does pain limit the flex/ext? Or is flex/ext not possible in any circumstance? Other considerations include torn, unstable meniscus and ligament tear. I recommend evaluation by a local orthopaedic surgeon at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
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