I swung too hard at golf ball, hit ground Torqued my


Q: I swung too hard at golf ball, hit ground
Torqued my body so hard I pulled my side muscle
Now I have very large purple/blackish bruise all around my waist in a line and up about 5 inches

Symptoms:  Sore side
I swung too hard at golf ba...-1

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
This definitely is a very bad bruise and the muscle is severely injured. If you have been able to move, that means there is not a major tear and hence it will recover.

You need to start an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen 400 mg thrice daily for 3-5 days till the pain settles down. You also need to apply Diclofenac gel locally on the area of the bruise 2-3 times daily. Bed rest is preferable. Movements will further aggravate and can even cause a tear. If the pain gets worse an x-ray will be required. As of now, just continue the medicines as mentioned.

Hope this was helpful,
Please feel free to discuss further,

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