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Is there any danger to running/cycling with a thigh hematoma?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes.

A thigh hematoma should be evaluated by a sports medicine trained physician.
These can potentially scar and harden, forming a calcification within the thigh, that can result in chronic pain and dysfunction of the leg. Running/cycling can aggravate the condition, if not cleared first, by a qualified physician.

In brief: Yes.

A thigh hematoma should be evaluated by a sports medicine trained physician.
These can potentially scar and harden, forming a calcification within the thigh, that can result in chronic pain and dysfunction of the leg. Running/cycling can aggravate the condition, if not cleared first, by a qualified physician.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Peter Ihle
adding insult 2 injury is a bad idea. compartment syndrome can occur in the thigh compartments. B careful.
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It depends

If you have swelling but have full range of motion without pain then you may be okay.
If you are trying to cycle through pain due to the hematoma, the local trauma and bleeding into the muscle may get worse and delay full recovery or increase risk of "myositis ossificans, " which can lead to prolonged pain and stiffness and also prolong recovery.

In brief: It depends

If you have swelling but have full range of motion without pain then you may be okay.
If you are trying to cycle through pain due to the hematoma, the local trauma and bleeding into the muscle may get worse and delay full recovery or increase risk of "myositis ossificans, " which can lead to prolonged pain and stiffness and also prolong recovery.
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