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Red lump on back after training at Jiu Jitsu. Will icing get it down ?

Hi, I have just gotten back from training at Jiu Jitsu, and noticed a lump on my back (mid-upper back, on a bone in my spine ), I think it was either a result of a bad landing (although we were on mats) or from doing a lot of sit ups on a hard floor. I think it s probably nothing and will go down in a few days, but just checking. The lump is slightly red, and a little smaller than the size of the end of a table spoon; but I can hardly feel it at all. I only noticed when sitting back on a chair. Should I just give it some ice and some time to go down?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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The red lump on the back could be due to a mild soft tissue injury, hematoma formation or a muscle sprain. Rest, icing and mild pain killers should help in reducing the symptoms.
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Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
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From description , it seems you might developed muscular or ligamentous strain over back .Lump most likely to be due to muscle spasm.
Following measures will help with the pain
• Lie on a hard bed.
• Anti -inflammatory drugs like Tablet Motrin 1 tablet as and when required
• Avoid forward bending.
• Avoid strenuous activity & lifting heavy weights.
• Apply anti-inflammatory gel on the affected area
Hope this helps you.You can consult me again directly through my profile
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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