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

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

 

 

Symptoms: Sore side

 

 

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Doctor: Hello,Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.comI understand your concern.This definitely is a very bad bruis e 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,Regards

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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