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What are the best ways to treat bruised muscle in your knee?

What are the best ways to treat bruised muscle in your knee?

R.I.C.E.: Initially, rice (rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), and elevate). After the bruising has been stopped, warm, moist heat, physical therapy, massage, and range of motion exercises. Depending on what specifically is bruised, additional therapies may be prescribed. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have a sore muscle in my thigh above my knee. It is tender to the touch & sore when walking. Aches at times when sitting.Any concern of blood clot?

I have a sore muscle in my thigh above my knee. It is tender to the touch & sore when walking.  Aches at times when sitting.Any concern of blood clot?

Probably not: Blood clots usually form in the deep vessels of the leg. They can cause pain behind the knee and they often cause leg and ankle swelling. It sounds like you have a muscle strain, not a blood clot. Birth control pills do increase the risk for blood clots so it is important to stay active and not smoke. If you have swelling in one leg/ankle then it is a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had calf muscle tear with horrible bruising and pain. Am i more prone to that now in that leg? I have 2 knee replacements.

I had calf muscle tear with horrible bruising and pain.  Am i more prone to that now in that leg?  I have 2 knee replacements.

Calf Tear: Sounds like you had a grade iii muscle tear. This leads to weakness that much be regained by gradual restrengthening. It also leads to swelling and scar tissue that needs to be worked out. Make sure you spend time with a manual physical therapist who will work out all of the scar adhesions and regain the strength and flexibility. They are great at that. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Bruising, muscle numbness and pain in my knee? The bruise is round with a spot in the center that's not bruised. I didn't hit it on anything.

Bruising, muscle numbness and pain in my knee? The bruise is round with a spot in the center that's not bruised. I didn't hit it on anything.

Bruising: Bruising without injury should prompt a doctor visit. Sometimes, we sustain injury without a clear memory of the trauma, but unexplained bruising should be evaluated with examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more