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What's up with this post-fall soreness and bruising? Should I worry?

Two and a half weeks ago, I tripped and fell (with maximum drama and embarrassment) at work. I landed on the bottom of my knee (beneath the knee cap) and shin with great force onto a hard surface, concrete covered with berber carpet. It's still developing new and odd bruising (details within) and is still remarkably uncomfortable. The skin and knee bones don't hurt, but the soft tissue is very ouchy. Is this a "deep bruises take time to heal" thing or a "Martha, get your bruised self to the doctor" thing? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Apr 4, 2014 - 11 answers

 

How to prevent Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness? (DOMS)

I am rehabbing my hamstring from injury and after a hard day of rehab I am sore for about 4 days after. What steps can I take (before or after working out) to lessen the intensity and or duration of DOMS? And scientific data to back it up? I do ice baths immediately after exercise, and I re hydrate as much as possible during and after workout. I have a foam roller, I don't use it because any evidence of it helping has been anecdotal. Will it help? How about a lacrosse ball? Thanks.
posted by crawltopslow on Jan 12, 2014 - 14 answers

What could be causing my constantly sore and tight legs?

Fitness (I think?)-Filter: for the last couple of years, I very frequently find my legs (both thigh and calves) sore and tight enough it's distracting. I started doing yoga, and that helped tremendously. But sometimes even that is not enough, and I am more interested in knowing what could be causing the sore legs? I don't really ever go to the gym, but I bike everywhere, walk a lot, and sit on my butt all day (I am a desk job person). The soreness gets worse when I am stressed out or when I am PMSing. [more inside]
posted by redwaterman on Oct 22, 2013 - 14 answers

Recurrent mouth canker sores

Has anyone battled with recurrent canker sores in the mouth? They hurt like crazy and I get them sometimes as often as 2 times in a month. I discussed with the dentist and general doctor but I don't think they have a cure to stop getting them other than ease the pain when you do get them. What is your experience?
posted by barexamfreak on Oct 7, 2013 - 48 answers

Dealing with muscle soreness when returning to jogging

I have just ramped up my exercise a little, adding some intermittent jogging to my long walks (I'm every other day, or every third day). It has been several years since I did any sort of running more than an occasional dash to catch the bus, and my quadriceps are sore. Searching online, I have found advice that ranges from "do not do any more exercise until your muscles are no longer sore" to "power through no matter what!" MeFi, what should I do to mitigate muscle soreness and keep myself in good shape so I can keep exercising?
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 1, 2013 - 22 answers

How should I feel the day after yoga?

I took an integral yoga class last night. Today, I am sore and achy -- I feel as bad as I did after taking my first boot camp aerobics class (which combined aerobics and weights and was super hard). I expected the kind of soreness you get when you've stretched a bit too much, or maybe the kind when you've walked further than usual, and your muscles feel open and a bit tired and maybe certain movements twinge a bit. Instead, I have a lot of deep muscle soreness, like I've been moving lots of heavy boxes, and I'm incredibly tired and headachy. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Jul 31, 2013 - 22 answers

Why do my thumbs hurt?

Over the past four or five months I've had pain and stiffness in my thumbs. It started in my right thumb (I'm right handed) and then I noticed it in my left as well. It now seems to be worse in my left - my left thumb hurts a bit more than my right and I can't bend it quite as far. What is likely to be causing this? [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising on Jul 1, 2013 - 13 answers

Foot healed. Heel hurts. Help heel heal?

I broke a metatarsal in my foot last September, and (without a follow-up X-ray, which I really should do at some point), it seems better. My heel, however, hurts like the dickens. What's up, foot? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Apr 17, 2013 - 18 answers

why do I have a sore throat?

why is my throat dry and scratchy? [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on Sep 23, 2012 - 10 answers

I'd really like it if my boyfriend could touch my nipples again, thanks.

I'm not a mom, pregnant, nursing, or a runner, but I do have chronic eczema. My nipples are raw, painful, crusty, oozing messes and they have been for months now. I can't be the only one who has gone through this. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by Gonestarfishing on Jun 14, 2012 - 29 answers

Sudden onset arthritis in a 37-year old?

Thirty-something woman with no history experiencing sudden-onset arthritis due to change in geography/altitude/climate? Details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by petitemom on Jun 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Cat's nose knows no bounds!

Kitty with a nose injury. Is it "fixable"? [more inside]
posted by Rocket Surgeon on May 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Keep me from beating my partner about the head with the monopoly board

Both my partner and I are competitive and we are fairly bad winners/losers. This is inconvenient because we both really like playing boardgames together... help. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Apr 18, 2012 - 46 answers

Will memory foam padding improve IKEA mattress?

Will memory foam padding on a flat IKEA mattress would give me a better sleep and will folding it up every day ruin the padding? [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 answers

help my neck feel better!

Sore neck, shoulder and arm from slouching in front of my computer. Any tips on making myself feel better? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Aug 25, 2011 - 18 answers

I'd give my right arm for an answer...

Should I just wait for my arm to get better? [more inside]
posted by b33j on May 10, 2011 - 14 answers

What's up with my throat?

So I have been having this certain situation on and off for 8 years now. But lately, started last year, it looks like there's additional other discomfort added in my body. I am talking about my throat. I have this discomfort wherein I always feel the need to remove something from my throat, like phlegm or something. It's not actually painful, it's just annoying. And when I do so, sometimes there's some phlegm that comes out and sometimes, none at all. The phlegm that's coming out is also thicker and stickier than the normal ones we have when we are coughing or something. Right now, my neck is itchy also (as well as below my eyes) and like I said, it's uncomfortable because I feel as if there's something in my throat. [more inside]
posted by LittleMissItneg on Mar 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Why do I wake up feeling achy and sore?

I wake up feeling achy and sore, and can't figure out why. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Feb 11, 2011 - 22 answers

This is the pits.

Owwww! My underarms are inflamed. Help! [more inside]
posted by Small Pockets on Jan 9, 2011 - 26 answers

Why do my joints ache at night?

Every evening, a couple of hours before I usually go to bed, the joints in my feet, legs, and knuckles seem to stiffen up and need to be stretched and cracked constantly. What's going on, and how do I prevent it? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on Oct 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Sore all the time?

Are people who work out regularly sore all the time? Or does that pass?
posted by smackfu on Sep 20, 2010 - 22 answers

Should I stop taking Flonase when I have a cold?

Should I stop taking Flonase when I have a cold? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Sep 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Recumbent exercise bike saddle sore?

Recumbent exercise bike users: do you still get a sore butt? [more inside]
posted by baking soda on Aug 20, 2010 - 6 answers

How long do you feel sore after you exercise? Especially if you are old.

After a period of inactivity, my muscles ache for a lot longer than they used to while doing bootcamp like activities. Also, I'm getting old. How long do you feel sore after you do intense exercise? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jul 13, 2010 - 10 answers

kitty won't stand up for treats - problem?

Are most cats willing to stand up on their back legs for treats they love, if they're also willing to "sit up"? If this one doesn't, is that grounds to worry about his joints? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 25, 2010 - 28 answers

It's not the soreness that bothers me. It's the not knowing.

Why are my adenoids sore? [more inside]
posted by mmmbacon on Dec 19, 2009 - 6 answers

I want my regular arm back

What is happening with my arm? Suddenly the bicep feels really tight and is sensitive and painful to touch. [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Oct 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Does Norton offer a *human* anti-virus?

My mom has been in constant pain for the past two months (likely from a virus). I'm hoping someone may have a suggestion to help her get back to a normal life. Details to follow... [more inside]
posted by Kippersoft on Oct 4, 2009 - 14 answers

Canker Sores: Can a doctor help treat or limit the duration of a canker sore better than what I'm doing on my own?

Canker Sores: Can a doctor do anything or prescribe anything that will treat or limit the duration of a canker sore better than what I'm doing on my own? [more inside]
posted by palliser on Sep 10, 2009 - 30 answers

Cold Sore

Medicalfilter: I kissed someone with a cold sore. Do i now have herpes? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Aug 21, 2009 - 12 answers

On the whole, Preparation-H feels good.

I get a sore butt whenever I go on vacation or a long day trip. Help me prevent this pain in the ass! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Why is my scalp sore?

Why do I have odd, sensitive patches on my scalp? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Mar 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Ouch. Wait, yeah, ouch.

Girlyparts/sexfilter: Why am I sore the next day? Possibly NSFW. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Got a sore jaw: how come?

Tender under jaw where it meets the neck. Anyone know why? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Sep 4, 2008 - 11 answers

what kind of doc shall I see about a knee injury and how does the UK med system work?

what kind of doc shall I see about a knee injury and how does the UK med system work? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Mar 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Kink in the neck. Pain in the neck.

Neck kinks: What are they? How can I get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Jan 21, 2008 - 13 answers

I want my kitty to be okay

My cat has some sort of sore that's discharging a clear pus, and the vet can't see us until Wednesday. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Dec 3, 2007 - 13 answers

Throat and ears hurt, but I'm not otherwise sick. ?

Sore throat/neck. Popped ears won't unpop. Not otherwise sick. What's wrong? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Oct 5, 2007 - 13 answers

Why do I get canker sores preceeded by a sore throat?

Why do I get canker sores preceded by a sore throat? [more inside]
posted by champthom on Oct 4, 2007 - 16 answers

i have a sore tendon

i often get soreness at the back of my knee, almost every day. what do i do? [more inside]
posted by edtut on Aug 22, 2007 - 3 answers

My head is empy of mangoes. Am I still gonna be a genius anyway?

I ate a piece of mango, and now my throat is terribly sore. What happened? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Aug 4, 2007 - 24 answers

Pain in the rear (of my gums)

My gums hurt. A lot. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Feb 8, 2007 - 17 answers

Please educate me about cold sores

This thread about cold sores has prompted me to ask some long-standing questions about them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2005 - 12 answers

Screen Break Enforcement Software

I need some software that advises me to take a screen break [more inside]
posted by ajbattrick on Dec 12, 2005 - 10 answers

ways to help fix a sore neck?

Neck Problems: Best ways for a young guy to take care of what are becoming chronic neck problems? Stretches, massages, supports, new pillows, etc? Surely some of you computer folks have had issues similar to mine. [more inside]
posted by adamk on Nov 13, 2005 - 18 answers

sore buttocks while sitting

In virtually any chair, couch, car seat, etc., my buttocks gets sore, but only on the right side. This has been getting worse for 30 years (I am 60). My doctor was not helpful: "use a better pad". I had to give up my recumbent bike--can't easily stand or squirm to relieve the pain/numbness. Does anyone know what might be the cause and treatment of this?
posted by willingp on Nov 12, 2005 - 13 answers

Sore Throat

Sore throat. Uh-oh. My throat started getting sore yesterday around 3. Professionally, I need to be able to speak for the next three days (as I'm instructing a class all day long.) I already drink *tons* of water when I speak. What other things can I do?
posted by filmgeek on Dec 1, 2004 - 23 answers

How to heal raw skin in a delicate position

A friend has some raw skin. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Kwantsar on Jun 9, 2004 - 15 answers

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