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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
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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
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
I bruised my patellar tendon in my knee, and i was wondering if i need crutches, and if i can still be working out on it. ?
Depends: It really depends on the extent of the injury. If it is just a bruise and seems to be already getting better after a week or so, you will likely be ok. However, if it is not getting better it could be more serious and you should see a doctor to get checked out. ...Read more
Nasty black and blue bruise on inner leg, close to knee for about a week. No longer sore, surrounding areas hurt after working out? Worried.
Pulled muscle: Sounds like you strained either your calf or distal hamstring muscle/ tendon.See your pcp for evaluation. If he/ she thinks it's necessary u could be referred to an ors for evaluation. Most muscle /tendon injuries take 3-6 wks to heal. Good luck! ...Read more
Possible to have "weak" blood vessels? Sometimes after working out I get a bad bruise on leg which fades to a little knot before slowly going away.
Likely Hematoma: You may be working out too hard and rupturing your blood vessels into the exercised muscles. Take it easier, and build up to heavy reps rather than jumping right in. Now, it is possible that your vessels break easily (are "weak"), or your blood is "thin" (you don't clot normally). Avoid aspirin, Ibuprofen and anti-inflammatories (unless you get a hematoma, when they are helpful); try vitamin c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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