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Reddish painful swollen bruise on the calf, no injury. Due to over exercising?

I have a huge bruise on my calf and I didn t hit it on anything. It s red and it has a whitish bump in the middle. It also hurts really bad when i walk. It basically just appeared yesterday morning. The whole area is also swollen. Just for reference, I work out a lot, cardio, strength, the only thing I did yesterday morning was the ellipitical, so I don t know how it was caused
Asked On : Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM

Taking an anti-inflammatory drug can help take down swelling.
When bruising appears on a limb such as the leg, then restricting the blood flow can help the swelling go down more quickly. Keep the affected leg elevated as much as possible within the first 24 hours.
If the bruise persists after two days then applying a warm compress can help relieve the discomfort. Apply a warm washcloth to the area for approximately ten minutes two to three times a day as needed.

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