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What is the cure for small bruising, pain and hard knot inside calf muscle?

Feb 2014
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My 14 year old son got hit in the calf by another boy (the other boy's knee impacted my sons calf during a vollyball game). The area shows only slight, small bruising, but there is a very hard knot inside the muscle and my son is in a fair amount of pain...
Posted Mon, 16 Dec 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Due to a hematoma formation in the area. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. Hard knot inside the muscle is likely to be due to a hematoma formation in the area. He need to avoid massaging the area and take a mild pain killer for relief. Do a cold compress on the area of injury. The pain and swelling might take over a week to subside. In case there is an acute pain and a sudden increase in swelling then consult your physician for a direct examination to rule out any infection in the area. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care
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