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08-09-2006, 05:45 PM #1
Deep thigh bruise question
Long story short I was wasted 2 weekends ago and tried to break a log over my right thigh... It hurt. Bad. That was on the 29th of July and it is still bothering me. Does anyone have any experience with these? Anything I can do? Its slowly getting better, but for awhile there it would wake me up at night. Ice? Massage? What can I do to move this on? The pain has worked its wa down to the top of my knee. Now it feels like I spent an hour kneeing a heavy bag... Any advice here beyone the obvious?
08-18-2006, 11:46 PM #2Registered User
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fixing the thigh dent
I played rugby and got this type of discomfort multiple times. slow stretching and ice in the beginning stages is the best repair. don't massage to vigorously because what has likely happened is you have bruised and torn some of the quadraceps muscle tissued. massage might damage or delay recovery. do what most people don't do enough of...STRETCH
08-19-2006, 12:01 AM #3
Well I don't know if this is is what you've got going, but last season I had a pretty sweet crash which resulted in the ski which didn't release coming down across my leg like an axe, and as a result I had the biggest hairiest bruise of my life, which made my leg swell up half again its size. The thing was, that after a couple weeks, it was still swollen and sort of hard in that spot, though the really gnarly colors had faded.
I asked one of my ski buddies who is an anethesiologist about it, and he said that sometimes in instances of severe trauma (it happens with football players sometimes) a calcium deposit can form and begin to create a sort of pseudo bone. If this calcium deposit isn't disapated as it forms it can become hard, and may need to be cut out eventually. What he recommended was heat (like in a hot tub) and massage to keep the blood folwing through it thereby flushing the calcium which was making it harden. It worked for me.
08-19-2006, 01:27 PM #4
now that your bruise is about 2 weeks old you can use some heat and moderate stretching to help this along. Moist heat x 15-20 min follwed by quad stretching.
Right now the chance that you are developing myositis ossificans (ossification like Rasputin mentioned) is low. It takes either a severe contusion (think high speed knee to the quad with tons of swelling and fiscolorations that you could not bear weight on) or repeated contusions to the same area for this to happen. But there is a small chance something like that could happen. But if you treat it appropriately by getting your ROM back it should not happen.
08-20-2006, 09:40 PM #5
Its almost 100% now. For all intents and purposes its normal again. I did stretch a bunch and it helped. The pain is gone, no more swelling too. So now that that is healthy, I just joined a MMA gym, so we'll see how often I'm back in here...
08-21-2006, 07:30 PM #6
Ok... now for the other side of the leg What to do for a groin pull? Just stretch it? I don't think its bad, just a bit tender. It happened at the beginning of practice and I finished, so its nothing debilitating. Wrestling a 250 pounder is a lot of work BTW!
08-22-2006, 06:29 PM #7
ice, gentle stretch, hip spica wrap. ( ask your athletic trainer to wrap it for you.)